A mutual promise in love
At church weddings, two persons commit themselves to one another before God and the congregation. A wedding is a beautiful and important ritual where the couple promise each other to walk their continuing life paths together. In this way, what begins in the register office under state law is confirmed in the parish at a church service.
At the Reformed wedding ceremony, two people solemnly declare their willingness to take on responsibility for each another by making a mutual promise of marriage. Unlike in the Catholic Church, however, marriage is not a sacrament. Same-sex couples are offered a church blessing ceremony.
Church weddings are also possible between people of different denominations. The ecumenical celebration can even be led by two members of clergy from both denominations. Couples from two religions can also marry in a Christian ceremony. Here, a representative of the other religion can take part in the wedding ceremony.