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Marriage (ceremony) advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ashley Jul 30, 2012. 7 Replies

I'm in need of a little advice, and I was hoping someone on here may be able to offer up some! I'm getting married next year. My fiance and I are atheists. My family are traditional Roman Catholics…Continue

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Ashley replied to Ashley's discussion Marriage (ceremony) advice
"Thanks everyone for the advice!  Hopefully they'll come around and want to be involved in the wedding. Loren - good point.  Giving in to a religious ceremony would be starting off on the wrong foot, wouldn't it?   Andy - we…"
Jul 30, 2012
Brent Feeney left a comment for Ashley
"Welcome aboard! =)  Hope this finds you doing well today..."
Jul 28, 2012
Nerdlass replied to Ashley's discussion Marriage (ceremony) advice
"Certainly, if you are the ones paying for the wedding, they should just suck it up. It is about you two as a couple, to share publicly your bond in love and life. That said, I should hope there is something that both families can enjoy along with…"
Jul 28, 2012
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Ashley's discussion Marriage (ceremony) advice
"I would think that any Roman Catholic priest would refuse to marry atheists and probably most Protestant ministers as well. The only exception I can think of are Unitarian ministers and if you are inclined to compromise with them, you might ask one…"
Jul 27, 2012
Lillie left a comment for Ashley
"Welcome, Ashley.  You may like to join the "Birding, Birds, and all things Birds" Group."
Jul 27, 2012
Pat replied to Ashley's discussion Marriage (ceremony) advice
"T.A.D. is absolutely correct. Who the hell is getting married here?"
Jul 27, 2012
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Ashley
"Hello Ashley Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a non believer and freethinker like us.  We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy…"
Jul 27, 2012
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Andy Reid replied to Ashley's discussion Marriage (ceremony) advice
"I suffered a "Big Catholic" wedding dilemma myself. Fortunately, we just got married by a judge. Why spend copious amounts of money on people's entertainment for a day that should be you? I think big weddings are outdated. On that…"
Jul 27, 2012
Steph S. left a comment for Ashley
"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Jul 27, 2012
Loren Miller replied to Ashley's discussion Marriage (ceremony) advice
"Actually, your wedding IS about you ... you and your husband-to-be.  Your parents apparently haven't fully recognized that, being an adult, YOU make the choices for your life and, whether they agree with those choices or not, they and you…"
Jul 27, 2012
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Marriage (ceremony) advice

I'm in need of a little advice, and I was hoping someone on here may be able to offer up some! I'm getting married next year. My fiance and I are atheists. My family are traditional Roman Catholics and his are Bapistists. We told our families that we are not having a ceremony in a church, but will instead write our own. We promised it would be as loving, classy, and memorable as any ceremony they have been to. His family was disappointed, but accepting. Mine have dug in their heels. On top of…See More
Jul 27, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Ashley
"Welcome, Ashley! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the…"
Jul 27, 2012

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At 2:27pm on July 28, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope this finds you doing well today...

At 8:33pm on July 27, 2012, Lillie said…

Welcome, Ashley.  You may like to join the "Birding, Birds, and all things Birds" Group.

At 6:57pm on July 27, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Ashley

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a non believer and freethinker like us. 

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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At 6:06pm on July 27, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 1:04pm on July 27, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Ashley! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

You might also like Birding, Birders and all things Bird, Fishing and Other Outdoor Stuff, Ex-Catholics Coalition, Young Atheist Women, Women Atheists, Female Atheists, possibly Eco-Logical and Feminist Atheists.

 
 
 

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