What needs to be done to get married in a church?
June 22, 2006 9:58 AM Subscribe
My fiancee and I are not particularly religious, but my mother is and she's pissed! What are my options?
posted by bDiddy to Religion & Philosophy (69 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was raised Catholic. My fiancee was raised some other Christian faith. Neither of us are religious. We're not atheists, but we don't attend church or anything like that. My mother is very religious. The idea of her only son getting married and not having it recognized by the church is very upsetting to her. I know this because she insists on telling me this just about every day.
So anyway, I'm okay with not having the ceremony in the church, but I'm not against the idea. My fiancee would probably be okay with it, as long as there was no mass. Would we still have to go to classes? Is that a requirement for Catholics or does it depend on the church?
Is there a way I can make my mother happy without having to do a lot of church-going on my part?
P.S. I know I should stand up for myself and tell my mother how it is, but man does she hand out the guilt like a champ. If I could easily make her happy I'd like to...