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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 to Have a Non-Denominational Wedding?

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My fiance and I do not practice any religion right now, but we would like to be married in a wedding chapel. There are no non-denominational chapels near our reception site, however. Do you know if any Protestant churches will marry people who are not officially members of their religion?

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It varies largely from church to church, but many Protestant houses of worship are relatively open and may be willing to marry you, especially if you express interest in joining the congregation once you're married. Call several churches in the area to find out whether they marry nonmembers. Unitarian churches are usually very open to nondenominational ceremonies (and couples); you might want to start with them. You can often plan a quite personalized, even relatively secular Unitarian ceremony.

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