The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


More than just a ceremony

With careful planning, you can avoid turning your wedding dream into a nightmare

Dressed in white satin trimmed with lace and a cascade of flowers in her hands, the bride waits at the rear of the church as the bridesmaids and maid of honor precede her down the aisle. The processional sounds, and all eyes turn toward her as she walks down the aisle.

The wedding is envisioned long before the actual event. But wedding dreams can turn into nightmares if the expectations of the couples and their families are different from those of the church. If you're planning a wedding s oon, here are some of the things pastors would like you to consider.

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