(Closed) FYI for any Catholic bees interesed in getting married outside….

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I didnt know that was the reasoning behind it – but i did know that you cant get married outside and that made me super sad 🙁 it was important for my husband and his family for us to be married IN the church but i find that really interesting about the saints!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you have a bit of misinformation. While some churches do have relics, not all do. Think of all the “Our Lady” parishes – they don’t all have a relic of the Virgin Mary.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This helps explain the Church’s reasoning: http://www.catholicweddinghelp.com/questions/outdoor-wedding.htm

“No one would argue against the beauty of a natural setting; after all, creation reveals the presence of the Creator in a powerful way. But Catholics remember that Jesus Christ promised to continue to be present whenever his friends gathered in his name. The church building is the “house” in which the followers of Jesus do this on a regular basis to celebrate weddings and funerals and baptisms and confirmations and reconciliations and anointings of the sick—in short, all the most important events of their lives. For Catholics, it makes sense to begin a new household in this sacred house. Doing so symbolizes the new family’s connection with the wider community of believers—not only those present at the wedding, but also all the parishioners who gather in that space, and ultimately, the universal Church.”

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have never heard that, and in all honestly it sounds like a bit of urban legend to me.

I have heard that some priests will do outdoor ceremonies if you have the approval of the local diocese (which RARELY if ever happens). My church refused to do an outdoor ceremony, so we are being married by my fiance’s Lutheran pastor. FI obviously is not Catholic, and did not want to get married in a Catholic church due to the whole “contract” ordeal when you marry a non-Catholic. I would have liked to have been married by a priest, but we had to compromise. At least I get my beautiful outdoor ceremony!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@KitKatNYC: LOL  Imagine how many itty bitty pieces one would need?  The number of “St. Mary” and “Our Lady” churches around the world has got to be in the thousands.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think that’s true, but the information from @KitKatNYC is certainly helpful. My church has a small grotto area where they will allow outdoor weddings, but that is because it’s on the church property. Weddings on the beach, etc. just won’t get approved.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@posh_princess:I’m confused and interested– based on your final paragraph–so you *have* successfully gotten a Catholic priest to perform a Catholic ceremony at your reception site? (not a church?)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My family friend wanted an outside ceremony so she got married Friday night @ church (Catholic) with her immediate family and then had her outdoor short ceremony (15 mins) and reception immediately following (normal wedding) on Saturday.

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