Principles

My bride-to-be (henceforth, L) and I have often said that one of the things that has kept us close, got us through some tough times and gives us confidence in a future together is that we share certain principles and values.

We’re both Quakers. We don’t agree on all religious/spiritual issues, nor is religious agreement per se something that makes for a happy relationship. But it works for us. We both agree with and have a deep respect for the Quaker way of doing things, in marriage as in other things in life. You can read up on Quaker marriage and other Quakerly things at the website. No doubt I’ll expand more later, but the important things to note here are the fact that we’re having a Quaker wedding and that the Quaker ‘Simplicity’ and ‘Equality’ testamonies mean a lot to us.

We’re keen for the environment to exist in a fit state for any kids we might have – so as earth-friendly as possible. People are also important to us. We’re committed to a sustainable global and local economy too.

Family and friends come first. We want to have a good time and for everyone else to have one too – we want to be hospitable and make everyone feel welcome. But we also want to stamp our mark on the wedding – it’s our day after all.

I’m sure I’ll add more to this list as they come to me.

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