You’ve either been invited to a Mormon wedding or are planning one, but you have not been. Perhaps one of your concerns is “How are Mormon wedding receptions like?” I’ll admit that I felt a little confused when I attended my very first Mormon wedding!
We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or “Mormons,” as many people refer to us, are weddings in the Temple as well as “The House of the Lord,” which is a beautiful and holy place. The ceremonies that occur within the Temples are incredibly private and sacred. As such I’m unable to detail every aspect. To aid readers in understanding the religion of Islam, let me go over the basics.
What Happens At A Wedding For “Mormons”?
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As Christians think that the union of males and females is not only meant to last in this lifetime on the earth but forever. We marry in a civil ceremony like everyone other couples however, we also get “sealed.”
In other words, we are married here on earth as well as in heaven. We are now hearing “for time and all eternity,” in contrast to “till death do you part.” As a couple married, we vow to cherish our bond and respect the Lord through our marriage and also make commitments to one another.
It isn’t permitted to capture photos or videos of the Mormon wedding ceremony as it is an incredibly sacred and memorable wedding ceremony for newlyweds.
Who Is Eligible To Attend A Mormon Wedding?
The seal is available to anyone in the family and friends that are holders of a unique “temple recommend.” A temple recommendation shows church leaders that you’ve fulfilled your vows toward the Lord and that you can access his Holy House.
If you don’t belong to an established church, or have a temple recommendation can choose to stand at the front of the Temple or take a seat in the waiting room and meet the couple as they make their first appearance out of the building! Nothing enthralls a newlywed couple more than walking into the Temple and seeing loved people cheering for you and sharing their joy even if they were inaccessible to enter.
So That No One Who Doesn’t Attend Church Can Witness Your Wedding?
Unfortunately, they will not be able to witness you getting married if they aren’t members of the. The majority of couples opt to have a ring ceremony out of Temple to honor their loved ones who are unable to be present at the ceremony.
The ring ceremony is like a traditional wedding in that the bridesmaids and groomsmen take a stroll along the aisle then exchange rings and vows, then kiss to signify the wedding! The entire group will be having a fantastic time participating in the ceremony!
Is There A Reception At A Mormon Wedding?
Everybody enjoys good parties! After the wedding ceremony receptions are a common thing! Most Latter-Day Saint weddings, on contrary, tend to be “dry” because we do not drink alcohol.
You can be certain you will see lots of laughter and love dancing circles, in which everyone will show off their moves and dance to the best music. If the groom and bride wish to that everything from the cutting of the cake to the garter toss can be carried out.
A “normal” wedding is very much like a Latter-Day Saint wedding. Since this life isn’t enough, we must move on to the next stage which is to be sealed in the eternal love of our lives! Couples endure for a lifetime for this moment of sanctity to finally be committed to their beloved is something no one will ever be able to do.
How Long Does A Mormon Marriage Last?
The majority of weddings I’ve been to have lasted longer than what the couple has promised. The majority of them last around one hour.
Here Are Some Tips For Going To A Mormon Wedding:
It is possible to be waiting within or outside of the Temple when you’re in the wedding ceremony. In the summertime, the LDS Temple located in Fort Collins, Colorado, is extremely hot. Bring an ice-cold bottle and be ready to deal with the temperatures.
- If you’re a wedding party or photographer, it’s not possible to shoot photos in the Temple.
- The moment that the couple exits out of the Temple doors after sealing them is the main event to the crowd. When the couple is seen, everyone is cheering!
- It is expected that pictures will be taken outside of the chapel. The majority time this is where the wedding couple or family members, as well as a few of the lovers, take pictures.
- I always recommend following the rules of the Temple when you plan to go to The Temple and the surroundings within the Temple. The bride should wear a dress that has sleeves (capped sleeves are fine) I also strive to be considerate by wearing my shoulders covered. Try to have a high neckline, be aware of that
- Being able to attend weddings that are a mix of faiths and traditions is among my most highlights working. It has changed my perception of the concept of marriage and love. To better understand the reality that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all wedding style, I believe it is vital to share this information and variety with others.
- Although there might be an event, a small portion of the ceremony is intimate and meaningful. it’s not shared with the world at large This is the reason Mormon weddings are important to me. Instead, it’s about their commitment to each other and is dependent on their religious beliefs.
To give you a clearer idea of what a Mormon wedding is like, have a look at a wedding that I shot in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fort Collins, Colorado. If you’re in search of a Colorado photographer who has previously been employed in Fort Collins’ LDS Temple at Fort Collins; Please contact me for your wedding!