- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Hi bees! My FI and I are just in the beginning stages of wedding planning. I am Methodist and my FI is Catholic. We are very supportive of each other’s beliefs and regularly attend services at both Methodist and Catholic churches. Since we are getting married in my hometown, we have decided to get married in the church I grew up in (a Methodist church). Would it be possible to hold a small convalidation ceremony shortly after our wedding? From my understanding, this is a small ceremony where a priest blesses your marriage and allows your marraige to be recognized by the Catholic church (please correct me if I’m wrong!)
I had never heard of convalidation before coming to the bee, so I’m sorry if any of these questions have already been asked:
What preparation is needed for a convalidation ceremony? Would we need to meet with a priest for pre-marital counseling?
Would it be okay that I’m not Catholic (although he is)?
Could this be held in his home parish even though we currently attend a parish elsewhere?
Are they usually held on Saturdays/Sundays?
Could (immediate) family attend? (Maybe 5 people or so)