Do you think of your wedding as (mainly) a religious event or a social event?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: Do you think of your wedding as (mainly) a religious event or a social event?
    More religious than social : (21 votes)
    19 %
    More social than religious : (37 votes)
    34 %
    Only social : (52 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 2
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    9610 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    For us the ceremony was both religious and social. We wanted to share it with our friends and family but we also wanted to incorporate our religious beliefs into the ceremony.

    Post # 3
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    3840 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Your answers are going to say mostly social since there’s probably more non-religious people than religious on here 🙂 for me I guess I’d say the ceremony is mainly a religious event (although plenty of our guests were not religious) but the reception is definitely all social!

    Post # 4
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    6320 posts
    Bee Keeper

    My ceremony had 0 religion in it. So I’m going with social event.

    Post # 7
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    9728 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    My husband is a LeVeyan Satanist and I’m not religious in any form. So, social. 

    I found an officiant who was agreeable to not doing a religious ceremony (she was actually a rabbi who specializes in LGBT weddings) and she sent me a template of a ceremony and I just took out anything religious and added in what we wanted. Super easy!

    Post # 8
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    7852 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    “a promise between spouses to commit to each other in front of their loved ones”

    This is what it was for us, although we did incorporate a few religious components mostly to honor our parents and our traditions.

    Post # 9
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    7910 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m not religious, so I didn’t consier it a religious event. Darling Husband wanted a pastor to marry us as he is Christian, but it wasn’t a traditional church ceremony. One size does not fit all. 

    Post # 10
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    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Neither of us are religious at all so we had a Humanist ceremony 🙂 so I guess you could say the wedding was for only social reasons not religious 

    Post # 11
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    2647 posts
    Sugar bee

    For us, it was deeply religious. We would have had the same ceremony even without family there. It’s a promise between Darling Husband and I, but also between us and God. 

    I would say the reception was the “social” part of the wedding for us, not the ceremony at all. 

    Post # 12
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    1713 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    All social. Neither of us are religious at all. We wrote our own ceremony from start to finish  and our own vows. It was amazing. 

    Post # 13
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    1422 posts
    Bumble bee

    We’re both atheists so our ceremony will be entirely non-religious. Though I wouldn’t say that the ceremony is social per se. Because the ceremony part is a promise that my fiance and I will be making to eachother about our futures. And that portion would be the same regardless of who was watching. So it’s not religious, but it’s not really social, it’s personal. And the reception will be entirely social!

    Post # 14
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    2088 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Ours was an enlopement ceremony so it wasn’t really a social event. We incorporated some religious themes from both of our backgrounds. I guess you would say it was more a spiritual event rather than religious.

    Post # 15
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    713 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m not religious nor is my family. It’s purely social. There will be no mention of “god” or anything like that. I think it just depends on the bride and groom. Since we are Agnostic it wouldn’t make sense for us to incorporate religion.

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