To my other scientist and/or non religious brides out there, how are you doing the ceremony without any mention of religion? My FH knew who I was when we got together and has always been accepting of the fact that I don't want any mentions of faith at my wedding. I didn't see any issues with this as most officiants we've spoke with say they have a non demonination schpeel so I figured that's the end of it.
Well I told his sister this and now I'm facing some backlash from his family (Italian Catholics) on not having anything from their religion and that I should at least have someone do "a reading" (read what, I do not know and they have not said but act as if I should know what this means and since they only ask about this "reading" when I mention a non denominational ceremony, I have to assume this is a religious thing). I dont feel it's right to include any religious stuff from his family's culture or from my family's culture bc neither represent my beliefs. His family is aware I come from a family of many different ethnic and religious backgrounds and it was never a problem before but now Covid has people getting deeper into their faith and I'm starting to get push back.
FH has always agreed with me on having the non- demoninational wedding and doesn't consider himself a Catholic. He has always defended me against them but since Covid they are starting to get more extreme and pushy.
Please tell me about your experiences and any advice you may have on how to deal with interfaith unions, multicultural families and how to craft a ceremony that stays true to your own beliefs while still being respectful of the other faiths in attendance.