Additional causes for frustration and anxiety are the last thing you want to mount over yourself when it comes to planning your once in a lifetime event, but when it comes to affairs of conflicting spirituality, is there really another way? Luckily for you, we have gathered some of the most valuable tips that will turn your dreaded day into a date you will want to remember forever.
Private Ceremonies Are The Way To Go
LeiLani from Atlanta explained that her at the time soon to be father in law was an established leader in his church. LeiLani and her partner wanted his father to officiate their ceremony, but both also agreed that they did not share his beliefs. For that reason, they decided to get hitched at San Francisco City Hall, since religious readings were not allowed in the governmental establishment. San Francisco City Hall eliminated the problem without me having to do it,” LeiLani said.
Location, Location, Location
Texas native Stacy was heavily pressured by her family to get married in their favored churches and have the ceremony officiated by the pastor of their choice. Since there was no way to pick a church everyone was happy with, she decided to do things her way and tie the knot with her chosen partner in a beautiful theater. “Choose a ceremony venue that is not a church but has a deep meaning to you and your partner,” said Erica Greenwold Reison who runs the site Secularly Wed. “This way, when a relative presses you to explain the choice, you can tell a moving story about how important it is for you to be married at this location.”
You Are Who Marries You
An officiant is more than simply a person standing in front of you that was put in charge of making the ceremony official – in fact, over the years, it seems more and more couples are invested in having someone special in their lives selected to officiate. Greenwold Reisen explained that it is best to pick someone who “can help you create a ceremony that reflects your views and beliefs while also incorporating traditional elements to keep your parents and grandparents happy.”