''Have a church wedding'' in American English

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

Is the phrase "have a church wedding" idiomatic/used in American English?

My examples:

Jane and John had a church wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony.
They're going to have a church wedding.

Meaning intended: get married in a church.

Thank you in advance!
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    Yes, absolutely. It could even mean that they didn't get married in a church but were married in a religious ceremony (rather than a civil ceremony). The most common meaning is that they were married in a church.
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