Trying to think how to reconcile religious differences at our ceremony. FI and his family are nominally Catholic but do not attend church-- however, he's Italian and identifies Catholicism very strongly as his heritage. I believe in a higher power but am very opposed to organized religion. Church and religion make me deeply uncomfortable.
FI has always known this about me, so he doesn't really expect to have a church wedding-- nor do I expect to have a 100% religion free wedding. But compromise seems hard to find. He says he wants the Catholic sacrament, but as far as I know I would have to convert for a Catholic wedding and I'm not comfortable with that. I am open to having a religious figure officiate, but I'm not sure what denomination would even be comfortable for both of us. Our thoughts right now are pretty loosey-goosey, mostly in the realm of "We'll have a nondenominational ceremony and put in some religious elements, but not too much." We are sorely lacking in ideas and details for how to do this.
Does anyone else have experience with working some Catholic beliefs into an otherwise secular ceremony? Our ceremony will be outside, at the same place we're having the reception. We are about a year and a half out, so just in the beginning planning stages.
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