What are the traditions for a baptist wedding?

A question from a reader: Ok, I am about to get married here pretty soon but am clueless as to what kind of traditions there are in a baptist wedding. We are both Baptists and young enough that we haven been to many weddings to know what we are looking for as far as normal traditions go. Idk if it makes any difference, but we are both we are from the south too.

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4 Responses to “What are the traditions for a baptist wedding?”

  • Brianne says:

    I’ve never seen anything really special done for a Baptist wedding ceremony. They just seem pretty traditional.

    Their main concern is usually for the sanctity of the union. No living together before hand, premarital counseling…

    Your pastor will have a way that he likes to do a ceremony and give a general guideline. but the details are usually up to you. Often they do the candle lighting ceremony but that’s about it.

  • Sabre says:

    Well I happen to be a southern baptist too! Texas to be exact, but that doesn’t really matter now does it?

    There really aren’t any set traditions. My previous youth minister got married to TFK’s “rawkfist” in front of a HUGE crowd of friends and church members while one of my Baptist friends just got married on a beach with the waves for music and four or five friends in Cancun.

    Being a Christian doesn’t restrict your life to a set of rules to live by. Have fun, but obviously, do whatever you do like you are doing it for the Lord.

  • Amy says:

    Not having dancing or alcohol at your reception…

  • Carol G says:

    Ask your reverend!!

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