(Closed) Civil wedding ceremony planning getting out of hand

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can still have a  lunch on a budget with all your friends. Have a noon  reception to save costs with punch and cake and pictures, it doesn’t have to be in a restaurant, can you have it in someone’s backyard? 

 

Are you Catholic? If so, your church ceremony is a Convalidation, you get to wear a wedding dress but traditionally you forego the bridesmaids, showers, parties.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Congratulations on having a Catholic Ceremony. H and I are also Catholic and had our convalidation ceremony last Sept.

I’m a little bit on the fence about it not being a “real wedding” because our priest told us that our civil marriage meant nothing in the Church and our real wedding was this last Sept. He went as far as changing my name back to my maiden name in all the prep paperwork. I didn’t have the showers, engagement party, or anything like that because *I* felt out of place having them but the Church never told me I wasn’t allowed to treat it as a wedding.

 

Anyway, God bless you both and hopefully your FI legal status can change soon. Good Luck and happy planning.

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