(Closed) Help!! Really new at this!!

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

It will depend on the officiant as to what they’ll require.  For instance:  the pastor we used for our non-church ceremony required us to do the same counseling pre-marriate stuff as we would have if we had the ceremony in church.

Do you have someone in mind?  If so, contact the church and ask them specifically if there are any limitations due to your circumstances.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Since you are Catholic that will depend on the particular church diocese that you belong to.  Some dioceses are stricter than others (requiring both parties to be confirmed in the catholic church) while some just make the non-confirmed member promise to raise any children from the union as Catholics.  Some priests will only perform a marriage on church property while others will be more lenient.  I would talk to your priest about it.  Priests will probably require you to do the pre-marital counseling too so I would double check with them on that. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you want to have a Catholic ceremony, 99.9% chance it will have to be in a church.  Your ceremony would not include full mass (no communion).

Post # 7
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you thought about finding a catholic church with nice grounds?  I know some have beautiful landscaping that can be used for an outdoor ceremony.  Then if it rains you still have the church as back-up.

Post # 9
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think doing the non-religious ceremony with religious traditions would be the easiest route for you to go if you are set on having an alternative location.  What parts of the religous ceremony were most important to you?  Are they traditions that any ordained minister can do for you?  

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