Q&A: how can i have a wiccan wedding when my family is christian, i dont want them to freak out?

February 7, 2013 | By

Question by Cassie: how can i have a wiccan wedding when my family is christian, i dont want them to freak out?
I am engaged and me and my fiance are Wiccan. I know it's ridiculous but i haven't told anyone in my family. I discovered the Wiccan beliefs just about 6 months ago and i really feel at peace. I am planning on incorporating some traditional elements with Wiccaelements. Does anyone have ideas on how i can tell my family, have a wWicca ceremony (hand-fasting), and still keep the family calm and happy?

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Answer by Karen B
Have a small intimate wedding with your friends who are open minded. Tell your family that you want to have a celebration that they will enjoy, then plan something that they feel comfortable with, such as a dinner and dance. Incorporate a lot of family traditions and involve them in the planning.

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Comments (2)

  1. STRESSED spells DESSERTS

    I’m having a handfasting ceremony in my wedding, though I do consider myself christian. It was a part of my surname history and I want to represent and honor the old tradition. I simply told them (and my church) I’m having a hand fastening. I had to explain to my church that it wasn’t for religious reasons as yours would be (though you wouldn’t be having yours in a church) and I did explain to my family, but only when I was asked “why”. Frankly they understood it was something my fiance and I wanted to do. And yea actually I first got the idea when I studied Paganism for a school project on weddings, though I already knew it was part of my families ancestral history. I loved the idea and the meanings of the colors. However after accepting Jesus, I chose to still incorporate to include and honor my Irish/Scottish family history, now we’re just using the tartan of the family name we’re taking (mine).

    Good Luck and Congratulations

    I have to completely disagree with Jaded. I think that they will understand. It’s your wedding, it’s your special day, regardless of religious affiliation the most important thing is your happiness. Your family might be a little hurt and miffed and it might take them time to come around, but they will. They will not want to miss their daughter’s wedding.

  2. jaded

    they are going to freak out.

    and be terribly offended.

    just so you know.