Civil ceremony in a church?
Is this possible?
I saw a previous thread asking this exact question and allot of people were angry and offended (rightly so) by this question, but please hear me out.
I am not religious and I cannot pretend just to get married at this church (church of England btw) as that is insulting and immoral in my eyes. I am agnostic not atheist and to be completely honest for ages I was completely against getting married there for all these reasons and more. But... I am not getting married there because it is a 'pretty building' to be honest its really not, it looks like a barn. This building means so much to me though.
I met my partner there as a baby because my mum took me to church group there, we went to the same primary school which went to this church, the first time I ever had a crush on him was when I was 7yrs old and it was at a barn dance in that church. His nan's funeral was there, my sister who died before she was born is buried there. And to get married in that building would mean allot.
I don't mean to offend anyone and I'm sorry if I have, I'm sorry I shared allot but you had to understand that this wasn't just about the pretty venue or tradition or dream wedding, I have thought very seriously about this. So anyone who can give any insight would be much appreciated, even with my reasons if you, as a religious person, would still be offended please let me know as that is important, the last thing I want to do is cause offence by marrying in this church. Thank you.