I don't have a candidate yet but I'm asking before I convert or consider it as my experience with Roman Catholic deal makes me ask these questions
I'm divorced so that's my sin I guess in the church's eye's . I'm understanding that if I remarry and happen to become orthodox then if my new wife wasn't married before she has to have like a second class wedding whatever all your wedding is all about. I've never been to one in orthodox. I been seeing all these divorce threads and got me thinking. That's my sin and my ex wife sin why must my new wife pay for that
I'm going to assume that you were never Orthodox. Is/was the candidate for "new wife" Orthodox?
1. If you are not and were never Orthodox, and your new wife is not and was never Orthodox, you would not be getting married in the Orthodox Church, wherever else you do end up getting married. So there's no "second class wedding" unless you make it so.
2. If you are not and were never Orthodox, and your new wife is or was Orthodox, and she wants to get married in the Church, then, if you are allowed to enter into a "mixed marriage" (and there are jurisdictions which allow this), I don't think the Church is going to make her go through the rite for second marriage when she was never married before. For her sake, it will likely be the regular marriage rite.
3. If you are not and were never Orthodox, and your new wife is or was Orthodox, but she doesn't want to get married in the Church, then see no. 1.
What if you marry and then convert to Orthodoxy?
4. If no. 1, there will not necessarily be an Orthodox wedding to go through.
5. If no. 2, see no. 4.