I'm an Adventist, I have a fellow SDA friend who was invited to attend a wedding on Sabbath. What's the biblical stand on this?
-- There's missing church services to attend a friend's wedding.
Who are the people that are working? I mean.. are not the pastors paid to be the pastor? And don't they preach to us every Sabbath? (as well as perform other services to their congregation?)
I have actually witness a Sabbath wedding. It was short and simple and done after normal church service. There were NO elaborate decorations. The Bride had on a nice dress (nothing to fancy), but very nice, and the groom had on his uniform. All members of the church were invited to witness the quick ceremony and the church photography took a couple pictures and pot luck followed in the basement.
I also had a cousin from the South that had a very simple wedding after normal Sabbath Services. It was along the same concept. Nothing extra fancy (as for decorations) and she wore a nice dress.. her husband... a nice suit and those members who wanted to stay did and potluck in the basement.
In this instance, no one was working and I don't see any difference in a Simple wedding, or a baby dedication, or a baptism.