- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
My Fiance and I are an interfaith couple – he was raised Jewish (reform) and I was raised Christian (Catholic). Neither of us are particularly religious at this point in our lives, but it is important to both of us to incorporate our backgrounds and heritages into our wedding ceremony.
FI’s childhood friend, who is getting his PhD in theology, is marrying us. He’s never done a wedding before, but he’s super excited and has been really great so far. But, because he’s never done this before, we’re basically writing our entire ceremony from scratch. So far, it’s actually been a lot less difficult and stressful than I thought it would be (thanks to the endless resources available online), but I’m finding it difficult to find small, meaningful ways to incorporate my Christian background into our ceremony without making it too religious (which neither of us want).
I feel like the Jewish religion has so many good wedding traditions – for our ceremony, we’re incorporating our own spin on the Seven Benedictions (instead of the traditional prayers, we’re having seven friends/family members write a blessing or wish for our marriage) and the breaking of the glass. But for my side of things, I can’t really seem to find anything that excites me. So far, all I have is a reading (probably 1 Corinthians, which I feel is so, so boring).
So, Bees – what kinds of religious traditions, readings, etc. did you incorporate into your ceremony? We’re trying to keep things relatively short and sweet, so I don’t want to add anything that will take too much time, but currently, I feel like things from FI’s background are very well represented, but not so much from mine. Help!