Planning wedding from another state, and new to Catholicism?

posted 2 years ago in Catholic
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m not sure. my FI and I are going through wedding prep right now and I know one person had to go through all the rites. I would call the prospective church and ask?

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do you have a location in Virginia you wish to get married?  Do you have any family or friends who belong to a Catholic Church?  I was married in a church out of state, but it was the one I grew up in and  my parents are members so slightly different situation.

Your best bet is going to be to call a the church in the area in which you want to get married (protip: talk to the priest, not the church lady).  *Usually* churches require you to be a member, but since you are from out of town, I’m sure if you explain your situation you will be able to find one (though you may have to pay a higher fee since you are not a member).   Good luck!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My fiance is Catholic and we found two Catholic churches in our area that would allow us to get married there even though we are not members. We are not even part of the local diocese. They would have even allowed us to use their Priest if we had wanted, but are instead bringing in his hometown Priest from another diocese, which just requires some extra paperwork.

The fee is a little more than it is for members of the parish and members of the diocese, which is the only downside.

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