Combining two sets of traditions for a wedding can be tricky and it may be worthwhile taking time out to work out what role your different religions will have in your wedding, marriage and family plans...
It will also give your families time to adjust to the idea.
It is helpful if you learn about each other's religions, even if you don't intend to practice them. Spending time with each other's families will also give you a good idea of different customs and ideas.
Speaking to clergy from each of your religions is helpful in learning about the issues you are likely to face. Pre-wedding counselling is also an option. Choose a celebrant who will make you both comfortable.
Most Protestant clergy welcome interfaith couples, while Catholics may have to acquire special dispensations. Islam allows intermarriage only if the groom is Muslim and the bride is from another monotheistic faith, such as Judaism or Christianity. Orthodox and Conservative rabbis almost never officiate interfaith weddings, and some Reform rabbis will also refuse.
Plan the ceremony so you include both religions equally. Design a ceremony that works for you by selecting readings and rituals that are significant to both of you.
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