When in a Catholic ceremony do you sign the register?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jordyanna:  AFter the communion hymn, before the concluding rite.  So, after you sign the register, it’s the blessing of the married couple, final blessing, dismissal, recessional.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@jordyanna:  Every Catholic wedding I’ve been to (and I’ve been to A LOT) they signed it after the ceremony. 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it depends on the Church / Priest… local custom etc.

So you need to ask your Officiant

But, the Catholic Weddings I’ve been to in Canada, the Registry what I’ve always seen as “the business” side of the Wedding (vs the Relgious) has been signed at the end of the Service… just before the Recessional.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

….. we never signed one.  

 

It was never brought up either.  Perhaps I should ask the church I was married at, LOL….

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PeachSnapple:  Yeah you probably should, to make sure everything was done properly, and that your marriage is technically recognized by the Church.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a proper Catholic wedding and I have no idea what you’re talking about. Are you talking about the civil marriage document, or a church document?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Duncan:  Everything WAS done properly, trust me, we jumped through so many hoops to have our wedding out of state.   I signed a document prior to getting married, perhaps it was the registry entry. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SarahCF:  I’m glad I’m not the only one! I did not sign anything during or after my Catholic wedding.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Re – Signing the Registry

Is something that is most commonly seen in Commonwealth Countries…

For example, in Canada if you marry in a Church you don’t get a Marriage License, the Church publishes the “Banns of Marriage” in lieu of a License

You only need a License if you marry in a Non-Religious Ceremony

So when you marry in a Church, at the end of the Ceremony you sign the “Church Registry” which is equivalent to signing off on a Marriage License / Certificate.

Voila, and your Marriage is now “Registered” with the Government (Province / Territory etc)

All legal and easy-peasy

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

At most catholic weddings that I have been to, they have done this after the wedding ceremony is over.  I also know that this is how it will be done for my upcoming wedding. However, it may be something that changes from parish to parish depending on the priests preferences.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@jordyanna:  at our church we sign before (at rehearsal) and then the priest just does after the wedding. 

Actually that’s the license. I’m not sure now. 

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