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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2016
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    Hi ladies,

    Just wondering has anyone had a religious blessing after a civil ceremony?

    We are marrying in a country hotel but would love the religious aspect in the ceremony too. I read that you can have a religious blessing after the civil ceremony, looking for anyone who's had this before to tell me what happens?

    Thanks x

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2016
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    I sang at one of these once. They had the legal ceremony in a registry office to satisfy the legal requirements, then had a religious blessing the next day in some gardens that was effectively their wedding. It included vows and exchange of rings. I knew someone else that did similarly. The civil ceremony was very small, they focussed on the religious element. The advantage is that anyone can conduct the ceremony, as there is no legal weighting to it, and it can be done anywhere.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2016
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    Hi, we had a legal ceremony at a local venue then we went to our nearby cathedral for a religious blessing - it was so beautiful and meaningful for us even though we couldn't get married there. As Elinor says, you don't necessarily have to have it in a religious building either x

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    • LaurenD45
      CommentAuthorLaurenD45
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 30th 2016
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    My parents did that, it is what it says on the tin a blessing of the marriage once it's been legalised
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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 1st 2016
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    we wanted a priest or celebrant to come straight after our legal ceremony to come and do the blessing. Nice to see other people have done it though, wouldnt want to look wierd i would just like to have a religious part in there too :)

    Thanks!

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 2nd 2016
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    I am already legally married and we've never got to say our vows. So, the "wedding" we are planning, is actually a marriage blessing. We are having at the church, with everything included to make it look like a wedding, but we don't have the legal bits :)
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    • LeanneR0186
      CommentAuthorLeanneR0186
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 2nd 2016
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    Can you not have a religious service at the venue? That's what we are having. Xx

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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 2nd 2016
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    Hi Leanne, I thought you could only have a religious ceremony at a church rather than a venue like a hotel, where's your venue? xx

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    • LeanneR0186
      CommentAuthorLeanneR0186
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 7th 2016
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    Hi Mrs c 2 be I am only seeing this, we are getting married in Northern Ireland, where I am from. As far as I am aware the venue needs a specific licence which ours has, we have submitted our forms to the register office and the minister has signed them to say he is marrying us. We then pick up or wedding licence from them 3 days before hand. Good to go lol xx

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2016
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    Yes mores- in England you can only be married and have regligios ceremony at a church- in Scotland the priest holds the licence so you can literally get married anywhere as long as you can find a priestn

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2016
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    My OHs cousin got married last year- they had a civil ceremony a day before and then the wedding blessing in a chapel- no one realised at the time that is was only a blessing!

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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2016
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    I'm in Scotland and I asked a priest but he wouldn't. I'm confused now! Maybe I'll try another priest :)

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2016
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    Me too! I thought as long as yiu found a priest to marry you then found do it anywhere- our friends got married up Ben Nevis

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2016
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    Scottish law allows couples to marry anywhere, even outdoors, as long as the ceremony is conducted by a religious official, registrar or a non-religious Humanist Society Scotland celebrant - so G00gle says- therefore def try another xx

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2016
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    I thought you could only get married in a licensed place.

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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 14th 2016
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    Going to give a few different ones a call tomorrow and see!! I'll update this once I've spoken to them :D thanks! xx

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