Methodists, like all Christians, believe that marriage is a gift from God. A wedding or marriage service is a public declaration of love and commitment to your partner and a recognition of God’s grace.
By getting married in church you are recognising that God cares about your relationship and that you are seeking God’s resources and strength. You are looking to God’s love to sustain you, when things are good and in more difficult times. You will also have the support and encouragement of the wider Christian family.
You will probably spend many hours planning your wedding. There are so many things to think about – what to wear, the cake, whom to invite, the honeymoon.
Alongside the wedding preparations it is also important to spend time as a couple talking through your expectations of marriage.