Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church is committed to the belief that marriage is a sacred blessing from God, which begins with the wedding. We would be honored to walk with you through your decision to marry and to help make your wedding a rich and meaningful event. We request your careful attention to the following guidelines as we seek to facilitate worshipful weddings with clarity for both the church and the couple.
We conduct weddings according to the guidelines of the Presbyterian Church (USA).The Constitution of the PC (USA) says this about marriage and weddings:
Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the wellbeing of the entire human family. Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. The sacrificial love that unites the couple sustains them as faithful and responsible members of the church and the wider community.
In civil law, marriage is a contract that recognizes the rights and obligations of the married couple in society. In the Reformed tradition, marriage is also a covenant in which God has an active part, and which the community of faith publicly witnesses and acknowledges.