Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
Gather ’round, children. Uncle Danny is going to divert from the normal posts about guest services be pastoral for a moment. Maybe even Grandpa-like.
It’s wedding high season around these parts. I’ve officiated three ceremonies in the last two months and have another one coming up in just a few weeks. I am a veteran of nearly 30 weddings (those are the ones I’ve officiated; I’ve only personally been a veteran of one). And during those 30, I’ve learned a thing or six that needs to be passed along to the hitching generation.
Please note: these six things are related to the ceremony itself. Yes, I believe that a couple should have biblically-based counseling prior to getting married. I believe that Sacred Marriage is required reading for every single couple. (And I believe that China patterns are overrated and if they’d had those scanner guns at Target when I got married that process would have been a lot more fun and maybe I’d have a super sweet Nintendo 64 right now.) So save your emails about how you think that number seven on this list should be that you get the father’s blessing before popping the question. I get it.
But here’s what I believe every marrying couple needs to know about the day of their wedding. Get out your notepads and prepare to ignore the irrelevant old preacher man: