civil or church wedding, which do you prefer?

@shy611 (53)
Philippines
May 21, 2007 1:45am CST
we're planning to get married this year, but the cost of church wedding..the planning..the whole entourage is way up so we opt for a civil wedding instead, but still..wanting to have a church wedding in the future..how about you?
4 responses
@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
22 May 07
i had a civil wedding but i still want to do the church wedding and my husband and i planned to have it next year.
@shy611 (53)
• Philippines
23 May 07
wow us too! thanks for posting.
• Philippines
21 May 07
I would definitely prefer Church Wedding. Yap, it's every woman's dream to share vows with her loved one in front of GOD.. It be a wonderful feeling giving your promises with GOD as witness. Your marriage will be more meaningful and sacred if you have the blessing of GOD..besides, nowadays, if parents aren't married in the church, you will encounter a problem once you intend to baptize your child. Your child cannot bring the family name of the father once the priest discovered that parents aren't church wed. So, for me to avoid this problem better have a church wedding.
@shy611 (53)
• Philippines
22 May 07
We didnt have this problem since we already have kids...thank God! thanks anyway!
@rsa101 (16723)
• Quezon City, Philippines
21 May 07
Inmy case we opted for civil wedding too since its much more cheaper than the traditional church wedding. There was no fuss and buzz about reception and everything. All that attended were close friends and relatives and we just ate at a nearby fastfood. LOL :D But we have our church wedding two months after that. It was fast and very stressful I think on us but it went on good and well. We decided to have the church wedding early on since we believe that if we want to really save on it we have to make it quick as compared to a 1 year planning there are times that you would have second thoughts about your plans and have to revised since you have plenty of times to think about it. But with 2 months left in your planning you'll have to decide fast and it saves us money since we have to think fast and under pressure.
@shy611 (53)
• Philippines
22 May 07
just two months after? that is fast..thank you for posting!
@joycer (498)
• Sri Lanka
21 May 07
For me, I prefer the church wedding. It's a dream of every woman to be bestowed in front of the altar. I know that now a days, the cost of having a church wedding is very costly. From the invitations to the reception, etc. But for me there must be some ways to have a grand wedding but with lower expenditure. You must first decide how big or small your wedding will be and to realistically budget within those boundaries. And if budget is really tight I guess you can first settle for a civil wedding. Then in the future have the bigger celebration, like what you have said...
@shy611 (53)
• Philippines
22 May 07
I know, its my dream too, having to wear a gorgeous gown! after all Ive been waiting for 15 yrs now lol! thanks!