Were you married in a house of worship, or somewhere else, such as a beach, park or family home?
According to the 2012 Real Weddings Survey from The Wedding Channel and TheKnot.com, the number of weddings taking place in religious institutions is declining, though slowly and not by much.
In the survey, 35 percent of brides said they had chosen to hold their wedding in a house of worship in 2012; back in 2009, that number was 41 percent.
The same survey also found that 1 in 3 couples chose a friend or family member to officiate. And as Religion News Service reported, more atheist and humanist organizations are developing programs for nontheist ministers to perform weddings and funerals.
What about you? Were you married in a house of worship?
Take our poll. And if you’d like, share your wedding story in the comments section.
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