(Closed) Pastors wives and fiance…Question..

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t think your husband being a pastor means he has to be less ‘secular’ or more traditional than anyone else! I grew up as a PK, and I always loved that my dad was who he was. He never let the title or position dictate who he was or how he could act. He was human, and he lived up to it, instead of trying to act perfect. And I can tell you, most people in his church respected him all the more for it.

If your husband is traditional in his personality, your wedding will probably be more traditional, yeah, but if he’s not? Why worry about what anyone will think? This is your twos’ wedding, afterall!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think it depends on a bunch of factors–what if your and your finance’s denomination?  What do you both want for the reception?  What will your families want, and how much weight do their opinions hold?  But those are the same questions for everyone!

As for the pastor question, I think it really depends on what your church’s teaching is on drinking, dancing, etc.  

For example, if your marrying a UMC, UCC or Episcopal pastor, the church would probably have no problem with drinking, dancing, etc (you can check out http://blog.soimarriedapriest.com/  you’ll need to go back into the archives to find the wedding stuff, but her writing is pretty fun!).  On the other hand, if you are both part of a church that frowns on drinking, secular music, dancing, you’ll probably want to think long and hard about whether you want to have that stuff at your reception.

Hope that helps!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

my sister is married to a pastor…their wedding was fairly “normal” I’d say except no alcohol at the reception….she also had a tiny budget, so that I’m sure was a partial factor but she doesn’t drink anyway, bc our dad is an alcoholic

my dad is also a retired pastor (after I went to college) and we told the DJ to play “conservative” lyric music, but there are still a ton that are fun, and he also didn’t 100% listen to us…I had to give him an evil eye on one very racy song

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

Sharron, I also dated my husband while he became an ordained minister. The dinner musician played secular yet positive, romantic and upbeat music.  I enjoy Christian music so that’s what the afterband played.  As for drinking, I didn’t want any intoxicated people at the wedding (due to prior experience) plus its not affordable for us. My Fiance, church and family made no pressure either way.  We had wine at our little communion during the ceremony and we were the only ones who were served champagne. Everyone else…..drank non-alcoholic beverages.  I was fine with ‘not normal’ things during our wedding b/c I wanted it to be remembered.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m marrying an ordained minister too! However, that’s not what he really wants to do (he wants to be a professor or ethics and religion)… however, I am finding that certain things will probably be frowned on, walking down the aisle to something secular is definintely out. We’re having the most traditional church service you can imagine, but the reception is going to be fun, lighthearted, and completely seperate from his parishoners. Since he has a super small church about an hour and a half away from where we live, we’re having a celebration for them there, though they all drink and carry on like a couple of teenagers even though they’re all in their 70’s!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

my husband is currently in seminary to become a pastor.  We definitely didn’t feel like we couldn’t have alcohol or a DJ at the reception because of that!

We go to a conservative church but not one with legalistic rules about alcohol and dancing.

We did get married in a church though, and had a fairly traditional ceremony–not because we felt we had to, but because that’s what we both wanted.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

Yes…those suggestions from everyone drove me crazy!! My Fiance recommended I just say, Thank you, I’ll  consider that  and then switch the subject.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am marrying a chaplain with the U.S. army. He’s currently a youth minister at a small Southern Baptist church right now. As far as restrictions go, I don’t think there has been many on how our wedding will be run other than there being no alcohol.

We both have no problem with alcohol, but know that some of those attending (including both of our mothers) are very much against drinking. I believe it’s in the best interest to refrain from doing things that will cause others to stumble, and since that’s a big one for some of the attendees, we just decided to go without.

As far as music goes, I think we’re just going to stay with Louis Armstrong and other jazzy songs…and at that, we’ll probably have someone man an I-pod for us.

I think my best advice to you would be to discuss with your parents what you would like to have a wedding and see their point of view on it. If you feel that going against their wishes would hurt them and cause them to stumble spiritually, I would stray away from the DJ and band. 

I have been to great Christian weddings that did not even have dancing at the wedding. It was mainly just food and fellowship after the ceremony, in addition to taking photos with friends. And, I’ve also been to a Catholic wedding with plenty of alcohol and a full out dance floor where only about 12 people joined in for dancing! The few who were dancing (myself included) felt awkward after a few songs since no one else joined in, so we eventually left. Just thought I would give you some things to consider! I hope it helps.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When my pastor’s son got married, he had an irish folk band play at his wedding. It was so much fun, everyone was skipping around and dancing. I think it was appropriate as well. It was mostly music, so no bad words in the music or anything like that. Plus the reception was inside of his dad’s church. It was fun!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My presbyterian pastor will be at our reception dacing.  His daughters wedding included a dj and lots of dancing!  It is all in what you believe and what you want to live according to.  However, If you don’t have an issue with dancing then I see no reason why you shouldn’t just because he is ordained.

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