Non-religious alternative ceremonies
Moving away from the traditional
The church as the traditional setting for a wedding is not the norm these days as more and more couples are looking for ways to make their days uniquely special to them. Destination weddings, outdoor ceremonies and arrangements with hotels and lodges that offer one-stop shopping — ceremony, dinner and reception at one venue, are increasingly popular options. As well many engaged couples today prefer a non-religious ceremony. Most municipalities have a list of people qualified to perform civil ceremonies. Contacting municipal offices will help you find one in the area. Or check on the internet, in the media or phonebook for people who are in the wedding ceremony business of performing non-denominational services.
And remember whether your choice is for a civil service or religious ceremony, finding the person to perform the service is one of the first things to check off the list