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whic is more romantic - church or beach wedding?

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#1 belle_jacobs

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    Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:46 AM

    just last night, hubby asked me if i wanted to "marry him again" , this time a church wedding . while i find it very sweet, i just don't have the luxury of time to undergo the wedding preparation and hassle (again)
    he insisted that church weddings are more romantic that beach weddings, oh we got married on Saboey, a Thailand beach wedding spot...

    I definitely find the beach more romantic than church. Religion plays an important part our lives and relationship too but for me, it doesn't matter where the place is for as long as we invite HIM, He is still present in the whole holy matrimony process.

    #2 lighthouselovers

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      Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:50 PM

      I think it really just depends on how religious you are.

      #3 cougs


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        Posted 25 February 2010 - 04:52 PM

        church weddings have many qualities that can make them better/more meaningful for people who are religious ... however i don't think they are "more romantic" at all. i am surprised (given what you've told us) that you actually went through with a beach wedding without then having the marriage blessed thru a religious ceremony in a church. religion seems pretty important to you both. for instance, catholics wouldn't even consider you to be married (which imo is a little silly ... i am not religious, but definitely believe that whomever you call "god" is present for all that you do when you follow your heart, whether it happens to be in a church or not)!

        i don't know how long you've been married, but if it's important to your husband then maybe you should consider renewing your vows for your 5 or 10 year anniversary.

        #4 blckrevpower

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          Posted 25 February 2010 - 04:54 PM

          I don't either is more romantic than the other. I grew up in the South, and I saw church weddings all my life. I always thought I would get married in a church. It's funny how I'm so ready to go away and get married on a beach!!
          I LOVE the beach! So it all depends on your preference.
          If your hubby really wants to do it, maybe he can help you more with the planning this time around or like cougs said, revisit the idea in 5 to 10 years
          "Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like...love!" --Homer Simpson

          #5 carolina24

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            Posted 25 February 2010 - 07:44 PM

            it think that you should try the church this time, especially since its important to hubby. it doesnt have to be a big production and there are some really pretty churches!

            #6 jplovesme

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              Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:05 PM

              I'm Catholic, so i grew up with church weddings all my life. So to me, a beach wedding is more romantic. But then again, we are not devout Catholics (we opted out of the wedding prep at a church since its soo much of a hassle).

              I think since religion is important to you, then maybe a church would be nice -- especially since he's into the idea. How often does the groom have a strong opinion on wedding planning? Keep us updated on your decision!

              #7 mnh1983

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                Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:14 PM

                I don't think one is more romantic than another...it is all just preference. If a church wedding is important to your hubby, maybe have a small ceremony to renew vows at some point.

                #8 lalanyc

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                  Posted 26 February 2010 - 02:30 AM

                  Perhaps "romantic" to him means more spiritual?? By virtue of being longer and having more symbolic gestures, that to him might mean it's more meaningful and hence romantic?? In either case, having another ceremony locally would presumably allow more friends and family to attend and maybe that's what he wants

                  Bottom line - the fact that he wants to marry again is romantic!!!!!!!!

                  #9 LCBride2007


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                    Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:20 AM

                    yea, that's really a personal preference. to me, there is nothing romantic about a church wedding. but that's why we chose to get married on the beach! i like the renewing of the vows idea that someone suggested though if it's something that would mean something to the both of you.

                    #10 bensathomas

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                      Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:35 AM

                      According to me it has really very trendy to wed on beach.A beach is certainly one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding, it can be very secluded and intimate, and is the definitive "relaxed" wedding.I love intimate ceremonies where the guests circle the couple for their vows you can even ask everyone at your beach wedding to hold hands and surround you with love.

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