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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Islam is practiced in a huge number of countries across the world, so as you read this, please understand that I’m painting in pretty broad strokes. A Muslim wedding in India will look very different from ones you might see in Malaysia, Pakistan, or the United States. An Islamic ...

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 ...

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 ...