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Wedding Ceremony Questions

If you are already in the throws of wedding planning, it probably does not surprise you that wedding ceremonies can have a lot of problems that you need to deal with. Fortunately, TheKnot.com has all of the wedding expertise to answer even your toughest wedding ceremony questions. We will fill you in on alternatives to unity candles, how to decorate for a church wedding, and whether or not you should get a gift for your ceremony officiant. We also have advice for child attendants, how a wedding recessional works, and the best way to plan a nondenominational wedding. We have answers to questions like, "How can we honor a deceased loved one at our wedding ceremony?" and "Who should walk me down the aisle?" Another popular wedding ceremony question we answer is, "How should an uneven wedding party walk down the aisle?" Plus, get tips on the receiving line, such as whether or not to include stepparents and whether or not a receiving line is really necessary. We will even let you know fun ways to include your pets in your wedding ceremony. Have a question you don't see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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Wedding Ceremony: How Do We Incorporate Interfaith Wedding Traditions Into Our Wedding Ceremony?

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We are having a Jewish-Catholic wedding with a priest and a rabbi. Which wedding traditions are most easily incorporated into the ceremony? I am familiar with Jewish wedding traditions but need help with Catholic wedding traditions, as I would like to make my future husband's family comfortable.

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Talk to both your fiance's family and your officiants. There are plenty of parts of the Catholic mass that you can incorporate into your ceremony -- the readings, the "peace be with you" handshake. But there are others that the priest may not agree to include or may want to modify, such as communion. You'll get the most accurate information by speaking directly to the priest. And your fiance's family can fill you in on what they would like to see in the ceremony. If you feel uncomfortable broaching the subject with them, ask your fiance to talk with them about it.

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