church wedding or civil?

June 14, 2008 5:32am CST
In this time, when hard time and crisis are always in the AIR. What is better Church wedding or Civil wedding?
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8 responses
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I think the decision on whether to have a civil wedding or a church wedding is solely based on what kind of money the bride and groom have and what their preferences are. If they would rather have a non religious ceremony with only a few friends thus "getting hitched" then they most likely opt for a civil wedding. A Church Wedding can be inexpensive, but you first must figure out what you want versus what you need in your wedding.
@iamnes (325)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
depending on your budget and priorities. a church wedding is great since you will (most likely) be experiencing this event only once in your life. but if you have budget constraints, a church wedding can still be afforded you just have to limit your guests. a civil wedding is still okay as long as you enjoy your day with your loved one. i think the important thing here is that after your wedding you wouldn't have any regrets and that you still have a budget to live and enjoy your life together to the fullest without obligations caused by your wedding (",)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
It really depends on the situation but if you are a Catholic it is better to have the church wedding compare to civil wherein you can feel and sure that you are blessed by God. In terms of the physical aspects or the appearance of the occasion of course Church wedding is very beautiful because of the things that are prepared, many people are invited even the people that are not close to you can attend and you could have some programs to tribute for your wedding. It is more memorable experience to have a church wedding. If you are particular in terms of practicalities of course Civil wedding is really better even if you are a Catholic. Of course civil is the only required wedding for non Christians or other religious that does not have the church weddings. Civil wedding is for someone who just wants to legalize their names as husband and wife or especially if they had a child already.
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Jun 08
You have the right person here to tell you which is which as I experience both. Church wedding as most catholics wish to have is a very expensive wedding. I all goes to the gown alone, I mean the whole entourage dress. The reception and the church. They all need to have a big amount of money to spend. Civil wedding is a little less expensive than the other. I don't know how much will be the fees for the officiating official. But to sum it all up, whether it's a church or civil, it depends on how you can handle the budget. Or how will you handle it. Whichever is, the important thing there is you should be getting married for the happiness of the both of you.
@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
14 Jun 08
well it depends...on the budget, also on what you want...but for me, as much as possible i want church is only once i will be married..why not make the most out of it, right???
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
For practical reasons, I think going to Civil wedding is better, it is still the same thing, it is very much binding and legal. Of course, we dream of a church wedding and all those entourage but comm'n its just a ceremony if you don't have that much to spend. Church weddings requires a long preparation. If you have the money however, you may save the money for the new couple to start with, maybe a business perhaps. That's my take.
@jawaharks (590)
• India
14 Jun 08
civil wedding....
@stjmen (86)
• Australia
14 Jun 08
Hi cheri_janine, I think it comes down to 2 things. Firstly what you want and secondly the money you have (or want) to spend. My wife and I had a church wedding, mainly as the church we were married in was the one we were going to regularly at the time, and secondly as it was what my wife had always wanted.