(Closed) Can I Marry On Palm Sunday?

posted 9 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Unfortunately I don’t think that it would be appropriate to get married on Palm Sunday.  I would definitely consider that day a Christian Holiday, and I think it would take away from the actual holiday if you were to get married that day.  It’s the beginning of the Holy Week, so I personally would pick a different date.  

 

What about two weeks before or one week after Easter if you wanted to keep the theme?  Also, if his father is a minister, I am assuming that some of the family is relatively religious.  Even if the wedding is outdoors, it might now sit well with people to have the wedding that day.  You know your guests the best though!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would think it wouldn’t be a problem… what time will your ceremony be? I think as long as you give people a chance to go to church that day prior to your wedding there wouldn’t really be an issue timing wise. However, it is a day that could call for family celebrations and such as the beginning of Holy week, so I don’t know if that could be a problem for some people.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can’t imagine why it would be an issue. You need to discuss your concerns with the potential ministers you are looking into and see if they would be willing to do this for you.

Even though it is a Christian holiday, most Christians, even the most devout, don’t do anything to celebrate it once they leave church. So having a wedding in the afternoon should not be an issue for anyone.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I forgot to say… I think it depends on how devout your family and his family are.  The only reason I think it could be a real concern is if there are any guests who are particularly devout (perhaps his father as he is a minister) they could potentially be offended.  I would check with the minister performing the ceremony as well your families to determine if this would be a problem.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

As long as it doesn’t take place during worship service hours, which you mentioned it doesn’t, then there is no problem. The ones who do find an issue with it will not be attending. Please don’t change your date because other people are guilting you into it, saying it is improper or disrespectful to God when it is not. Move your time to 2pm to allow those who attend church to be able to get there on time. If anyone is out of the area, you can invite them to services at your church, but don’t be offended if some people don’t take you up on that.

As far as your date, you will have a higher turnout if you stick with Palm Sunday than going with the following weekend which is Easter (when even non-Christians make plans). But no one matter what date you choose, even if it has no significance at all, will be a problem for someone, but you can’t let that stop you, otherwise you won’t have any dates to work with.

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