Me and my gf have been dating for a few years and I'm ready to take it to the next level. However, we are both Atheist and we both come from strong Christian Families. Her family is Catholic and mine is Baptist. How to go you go about palnning a wedding? Who do you get to perform the wedding ceremony without a god. Also, how do we tell our families that we aren't Christian? How do we stop each family from accussing me of corrupting my girlfriends christian values and vise-versa. We were both Atheist before we met. I know she would rather travel than have a ceremony. But I feel like a ceremony is very important that way we get to have our families meet and learn about eachother. Any ideas?
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Plenty of people have non-religious ceremonies and I plan to have one myself. You can be married by a justice of the peace who doesn't have any religious affiliations and is simply legally able to marry people. If you haven't let your families know that you're not Christian then you're just gonna have to bite the bullet and do it, that's something they should already know. If they had already known that then there would be no worry of them blaming it on your fiance, if they do just explain that you've been atheist for a long time and just haven't told them.1