(Closed) Traditional church wedding or non-traditional wedding of my dreams?

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

An official Catholic wedding takes place in a Catholic church. There really isn’t any wiggle room on that.

However, you can have a beautiful, spiritual ceremony in the outdoors too!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aww, sorry 🙁  I am ex-Catholic, so I don’t know a ton. There are a lot of bees on here that are very knowledgeable about Catholic rules, hopefully they weigh in too!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@shrubfish09:  

You could have your traditional, Catholic wedding in a church but still take a lot of pictures in a beautiful, outdoor setting. You could also find a venue where you could have your hors d’oeuvre hour on a beautiful terrace. Would those types of options help to provide you with at least part of your vision?

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Ditto what Brielle said.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You can have a small ceremony in the church first then an outdoor ceremony with friends and family. Sorry, I’m in the same boat as you and this is the only option I’ve heard so far that’s anywhere near a compromise.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Brielle:  agree with you that she still could have both, just not the ceremony outside, but have the cocktail hour or whole reception for that matter outside.

I am not catholic, so no pressure from me either way. Do what you want, its your wedding girl! I’m sure you will make the right choice for you and your husband. However if your SO is not catholic he will have to convert in order to get married in a church.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

@mishagirls79:  Not true, actually – the SO will not have to convert in order to get married in the Catholic church. There is a little extra paperwork to do in the case of a mixed marriage, but only one party has to be Catholic – the other one doesn’t even have to be Christian.

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