(Closed) Getting Married in a Church That We Have No Connection To?

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@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
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am a Christian and don’t think it matters.We all believe in the same god.

Post # 5
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
389 posts
Helper bee

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.   

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