43 - Is it lawful or unlawful to get married on Sabbath?
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43. Dear Dr. Smith

Is it lawful or unlawful to get married on Sabbath?  Thanks.


Dear Friend. 

Getting married is a spiritual occasion. So it is OK to get married on the Sabbath. However, there are reasons why you might chose not to get married on the Sabbath.

1. If there is a reception that becomes a secular occasion

2. The emotional and physical preparation for the wedding is not conducive to true Sabbath keeping

3. The individuals taking part in the wedding might not be Christian eg. photographer, bridal party, etc. and they may say or do things that are inconsistent with Sabbath keeping.

4. Food preparation for the wedding would not be appropriate on the Sabbath. 

I hope my response is of some help to your question.
God bless.

Dr. Smith