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Diqiucun_Cunmin
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5/30/2015 10:03:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
There's another thing I want to get straight.

In the US, are weddings in churches the only ones that are existent or prevailing? I seem to have got this idea from what I've read on DDO.

This idea, if true, would be very much alien to me because most marriages here are secular and are nevertheless important events. They typically take place in restaurants.
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5/30/2015 3:25:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/30/2015 10:03:53 AM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
There's another thing I want to get straight.

In the US, are weddings in churches the only ones that are existent or prevailing? I seem to have got this idea from what I've read on DDO.

This idea, if true, would be very much alien to me because most marriages here are secular and are nevertheless important events. They typically take place in restaurants.

NO, weddings can take place anywhere, I got married the beach. A priest or a notary can perform the service.
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5/30/2015 3:29:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
A lot of people get married in front of a Justice of the Peace.
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5/30/2015 4:11:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/30/2015 10:03:53 AM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
There's another thing I want to get straight.

In the US, are weddings in churches the only ones that are existent or prevailing? I seem to have got this idea from what I've read on DDO.

This idea, if true, would be very much alien to me because most marriages here are secular and are nevertheless important events. They typically take place in restaurants.

Weddings are ceremonial; marriages are what's legally binding. Marriages are recognized by the Government regardless of whether there's a wedding or not and regardless of the couple's religion/irreligion. Many religious people in the United States, myself included, believe that marriage is an institution ordained by God, and as such wedding ceremonies should take place in the presence of the church (that is, a fellowship of Christians that you're a part of), though not necessarily in a church building.
That being said, many people who are not religious often decide to hold wedding ceremonies wherever the heck they want, though holding it in church buildings is traditional in the United States and as such is probably done even by some atheist couples.
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5/30/2015 4:12:10 PM
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I've even heard of people getting married in Los Vegas with an Elvis impersonator as the "priest".
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Diqiucun_Cunmin
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5/30/2015 8:45:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Thanks guys, so churches don't seem to be the only prevalent option after all.

Am I right in inducing from your replies, though, that there must be a priest or some equivalent thereof in the wedding?
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6/1/2015 1:22:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
You're still here =)

At 5/30/2015 8:45:18 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
Thanks guys, so churches don't seem to be the only prevalent option after all.

Am I right in inducing from your replies, though, that there must be a priest or some equivalent thereof in the wedding?

Yes, and that priest may or may not affiliate themselves with a religion. I think it depends on your preference.

Oh,also Good luck with everything!!!