(Closed) Why are you having a church wedding ceremony?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

I grew up in my church (since age 7 I think) so I knew I wanted my pastor to marry us – in or out of our church.

I always dreamed of getting married outside, but we’re planning to get married in my church. My parents are paying for most of the wedding, and their only request was for us to get married inside the church. I don’t mind it if it’ll make my parents happy. I’m kind of excited because I was confirmed there when I was 13 so it’s neat because I feel like I have ‘history’ there.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I grew up in the church we are getting married in and the pastor that dedicated me as a baby is going to marry us!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It was very important to my parents and grandmother that we do so.  Since they are paying, they had a big say in it. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My Fiance and I would have never met if not for the church we attend. We have always gone to church and we love the Lord, and our wedding day will be one of expression of love not only toward each other, but of the commitment we are making to each other and to God. It’s a celebration of what God has done for us, and the blessings we have recieved from Him. We are so happy that we can honor God with our lives, and we picked a church we used to go to as children, but the pastor of the church we belong to now, is marrying us.

That being said I think we could have honored God anywhere with our ceremony, but I like the idea of a little white church and that’s exactly what ours is!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

We did our wedding outdoors but we are having a ceremony in a Catholic church later, probably by the end of this year.  It is important to DH’s family that we get married in a Catholic church.  I am not Catholic but I am doing it for him so it can be recognized in the church.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We would have loved to marry in our church as it is also his familys  but they would not let us because we lived togethor and we have to live seperate for 6 mths while going through premarital counseling. Baptist…:0 It is important to us and his family and our faith is a strong foundation of our relationship.  Also, I did not want to get married in any other church by any other pastor but our church is a tad too big for our ceremony preference. It seats about a 1000. Yikes. So even though we did not get married in a church or have a religous ceremony outdoors, our faith was present with the opening prayer done by his dad and a blessing read by my neice.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Church has been a foundation of my and my bfs lives throughout. We never ‘found God’ because he wasn’t lost to us! We’re not the most active of church-goers sadly at the moment as our sunday mornings are often spent asleep from travelling to see each other, but I like to think that when we’re living together we can start attending together (we’re Church of England). Plus the church I have in mind my parents and grandparents were married in (as well as there being a beautiful service for my late grandpa).

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I grew up attending a beautiful church.  It’s the oldest church in my hometown, and it’s a great big, white, New England style church.  It holds so many memories for me, and I can’t wait to add my wedding day to that.  It’s also important to me to have a religious ceremony–so what better place than the church I was confirmed in?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We both grew up in the church and it has been the foundation of our individual lives as well as our relationship. While we don’t feel it is necessary to marry in a church, we both really like the idea of standing up together in aplace of worship.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Chelsea: both the weather and my relgious beliefs played large roles.  My wedding day ended up being 89 and very humid so I was glad to have it indoors, and we were married in my husband’s and my college church which I am a member of.  It was very important to me to have a more formal ceremony which the church lent itself to.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

We’re getting married in the church where I grew up this August 8th (in a few weeks!) with only our immediate families, then having a bigger outdoor wedding next year with all of our friends & family.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m with Chelsea, we were going to have an outdoor wedding (I’m a Christian), but all of the planning and prep it takes and renting chairs and the whole nine, I didn’t want to worry about what the weather would be like in late June!!   I so wanted it to be outside and for it to be an evening of candlelight(which would have been the theme)…We initially wanted an evening wedding 7pm…but the church we chose to get married is beautiful as well so…I’m fine with the 4pm instead.  In my belief God doesn’t care where we utter our vows, He moreso would want us to honor them and the one we spoke the vows to!!! 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I grew up in the church from day well, 5 when I got let out of the hospital. So between that and the fact that my boyfriend is an ordained minister serving a church… yeah, it’s kinda important to us!

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