Posted by Zoe Geoffrion , on Jun, 2016
When you are planning your wedding, you have many different decisions to make, from the locale to the food and everything in between. Another important decision is deciding on what type of service you wish to have.
For many couples, following a strict religion often means they must have their wedding in a specific church. However, many other couples choose a non-denominational path that allows them more freedom and flexibility when it comes to their wedding. These types of wedding ceremonies can take place in many different locales, and offer a larger set of options when it comes to planning. Let’s take a look at the process of using a non-denominational minister for your wedding.
What Is a Non-Denominational Minister?
This is someone who has gone through the ordination process to become a minister to officiate various ceremonies. Weddings, baptisms, and funerals can all be officiated by a non-denominational minister. Anyone can become a non-denominational minister by properly going through the ordination process. This means if you have a family member or very close friend that you would love to be a part of your special day, they can officiate your wedding if they have a minster’s license.
Types of Weddings
When you choose to use a non-denominational minister, you have more flexibility in planning your wedding. This means you have a choice of venue, such as the beach, a hotel, your home, or some other special place. When selecting the venue, you will want to think about a place or location that is special and memorable for you and your soon-to-be spouse.
A Unique Ceremony
Having a non-religious wedding allows you the freedom to have a unique and memorable ceremony for everyone involved. Some couples like to offer a few special family members a role in their wedding ceremony by allowing them a chance to speak, or even to light candles on their behalf.
Use Traditional Vows or Write Your Own
With a non-denominational service, you have the option to write your own vows to your partner. The decision on whether you want to recite traditional vows or write your own unique set is entirely up to you.
When it comes to planning for your big day, the process of choosing where to have your wedding and whom to invite can be a bit overwhelming. By having a ceremony with a non-denominational minister, you are opening up the door to flexibility when it comes to your wedding. This allows you to choose freely what you want to wear, whom you want to invite and even how your ceremony will be.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so make it something you will always remember. It’s your big day, so you should have the final say on the intricate details of your ceremony. Once you’ve made a determination on the venue for your wedding, you can start the process of finding just the right person to officiate your wedding.