Destination wedding then Catholic church wedding at home?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m unsure of why exactly you don’t want the Catholic part in NYC if you’ll already be in a church?

We did something very similar to what you are talking about, we had a Catholic wedding service the night before, very small. Then we had the wedding outside that I wanted the next day. It was important for me to be married in the Catholic church but I wanted an outdoor wedding. It worked out really well for us. We were local but 85% of our guests had to travel.


Post # 4
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@imnotorange:  Are you religious?  Is a church wedding important to you?  There was no way, no how I was having a religious ceremony or a church wedding no matter what any family members wanted.  Luckily my parents are fine with it, grandparents are another story but I don’t care about their opinion on this matter.

My cousin got married a few years ago on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  Her church from growing up was already booked on the Saturday so she had a secular ceremony at her venue and then had a religious ceremony at the church on the Monday (holiday) and anyone who hadn’t gone home yet attended the church ceremony as well.  I think as long as they are close to each other (same weekend, or a week apart) it is fine.  

Post # 6
5248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@imnotorange:  Why dont you just get married in a Catholic church in NYC? I dont think you are able to get married twice in 2 different churches. I had a destination wedding in the Caribbean but had our religious ceremony here first (got married officially) then went to the Caribbean and had a symbolic ceremony there and reception

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