Post # 1
Fiance and I are strong Christians and we most likely want to get married in a church. The church that my mom currently goes to and that I went to from age 13 to when I moved away for college at 18, is a nice looking church but it is definitely not what most people would consider a pretty looking church. It is very plain inside and outside. I’ve always wanted to get married in a beautiful church. There’s a church very close by that is GORGEOUS. I went inside of it yesterday and fell in love with it. I would love to be married there. Fiance liked it also. 🙂
Here’s the thing that I am wondering about though. It’s a methodist church and Fiance and I are not methodist. I am Church of Christ and he is Lutheran/Church of Christ.
Would it be weird for us to get married in a church that neither of us belong to and isn’t either of our denominations? If you saw “United Methodist Church” on an invitation and knew that neither family was methodist, would you think that was strange? Is it weird to not get married in the church that my family goes to?
I believe that at the end of the day, Christians should be define themselves as Christians and not worry about the trivial differences between denominations. I want to be married in a church and I tend to feel that it doesn’t matter what denomination the church is. But I am curious what you guys think about it. Thanks! (:
Post # 3
@Emily_Joy: I don’t really know where I stand on this. I’d be curious to hear how the church feels about it. I think you should contact them and ask if you can have your wedding there.
At least you and your fiance are religious. I’ve heard of non-religious people wanting to get married in a church, which doesn’t make any sense to me. To me, it cheapens the meaning for those who do believe.
Post # 4
I am a Christian and don’t think it matters.We all believe in the same god.
Post # 5
As a guest, I really wouldn’t think anything of it, or notice that it wasn’t your denomination. I bet this happens alot because many people get married in churches they do not attend regularly and I wonder if the denominations would be a sticking point. It might be harder to cross the Catholic/Protestant line, but since both of you are Protestant I wonder if it will be a concern to the church.
Post # 6
We are doing the same thing. We are both Baptist but our church is…well Baptist lol. So I searched and searched for a cute chapel and we finally went with an Episcopal church.
The good thing was that the church is allowing our pastor to perform the ceremony since we were both Christian and members of our current church. The only weird thing is that we are inviting people from our church and they keep asking why we aren’t having it at the Baptist church :o/
Post # 7
I grew up attending a non-denomination church that didn’t have a fixed building. Almost all of the couples in the church got married at other churches, ranging from Methodist to Korean to Unitarian! The pastor didn’t care where he did the service because the ceremony and message were more important. As long as your pastor is OK with it I don’t see why it’s a problem.
Post # 8
If the church believes in the four Gospels of Jesus Christ and that he Savior of the world and the Son of God, then you’re okay. I would suggest you ask your own Pastors or Ministers if they would be willing to marry you at a different church. Many of them do the rite of marriage anywhere, so it wouldn’t matter as long as it is a Christian/Gospel based church. Your guests won’t judge you. You could add the Cross or other Christian symbol (such as the Holy Spirit, Praying Hands, Doves, etc). to your invites to clarify your personal faiths.