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Dear Wedding Maven, I'm engaged to a wonderful guy, but I have an odd problem. His family is rather traditional, and his mother expects us to have a "normal" traditional, Christian wedding. I'm far more in favor of a gothic handfasting, but I know that my fiancé will be disowned if I do anything too outrageous. I really don't want to cause any problems, but it's my day, and I truly don't... (more)
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Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding advice from a panel of wedding experts. If you have a question for our panel write us at asktheexperts@onewed.com We are getting married at a church and the church is having multiple weddings the same day. How much time do I need before the ceremony and after? I don't want to be too rushed, so if they can't give me enough time I may need to... (more)
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Q: What are the pros and cons to have a wedding ceremony outside of a church/parish? Thanks, Maria Answer from Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images Dear Maria, Since you’re asking the question, it’s obvious you’re open to having a non-church wedding. So I’ll skip the religious or spiritual considerations – especially since those decisions are personal and you should always follow... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, For immigration reasons, my fiancé and I had a civil ceremony last year. Because our church has certain requirements before performing a wedding, we couldn’t do our church ceremony at the same time. We do not consider ourselves married. Our actual wedding, a religious wedding ceremony, is in October. My mother is insisting that I not tell anyone about our first... (more)
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If your idea of a Jewish wedding is a man singing “Tradition” and dancing with a bottle on his head, you may have watched “Fiddler on the Roof” a few too many times. In many ways, modern Jewish weddings are not all that different from any other ceremony. If you’re the one planning a Jewish wedding, Mazel Tov. You have a lot of different options and you probably want to consult a... (more)
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I’m not especially religious. I wouldn’t say I’m an atheist. Or even an agnostic, really. I guess I’m one of the kazillion people who vaguely describe themselves as “not religious, but spiritual,” even though I suspect a lot of people get annoyed when I do. I guess I haven’t done a ton of soul-searching yet and so far haven’t felt the need to. (Under duress from a woman who... (more)
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If you’re a non-Mormon who has been invited to a Mormon wedding, you may be surprised – though Mormonism is a branch of Christianity, the marriage ceremony is very different than what you may have seen at other Christian weddings. For starters, you won’t be allowed into the ceremony. A traditional Mormon temple sealing is a private event, open only to Mormons in good standing, and... (more)
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A Quaker (or Society of Friends) wedding ceremony will be very different than what you’re used to. For one thing, it’ll be quieter. A Quaker wedding is a lot like a normal Friends meeting. Which means most of it will involve sitting in silence. Quakers usually don’t have clergy, or even one leader who takes charge of meetings. Most are spent in silence until a member is moved to... (more)
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There is no set Buddhist wedding ritual. The Buddha didn’t believe weddings were sacred. He recognized that everyone is imperfect, and didn’t think that two people could really belong to each other. He thought that they could pledge to try to get closer to the Truth together, but not really get married the way most other cultures think of it. Yeah, I know: Whee. Even though that... (more)
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If you’re going to your first Catholic wedding, odds are it will be both more hardcore traditional and longer than most weddings you’re used to. The Catholic wedding is considered a sacrament, so the happy couple are unlikely to mess much with the form. You’re very much going to a church service as much as a wedding, so err on the side of dressing in your Sunday best. And that one... (more)
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