Post # 1
Im Catholic and my Fiance is Church of England. I am unsure of where to have our marriage ceremony. I dont think it matters to him as much but I would like religious involvement.
Can we have a Civil Ceremony and then have it blessed in the Catholic Church?
Its important to me that our marriage is recognised in the Catholic Church but how do I do this without offending either family.
If anyone can give me help or advice on this I would be so grateful.
Post # 3
The Church of England is Anglican Catholic…. I don’t think his family would be offended.
You CAN have the wedding in the Church of England and then have a convalidation ceremony by a Catholic Priest….. but that’s practically planning a whole 2nd ceremony….. I would just get married in the Catholic Church the 1st time.
MOST people in the world understand the Catholic religions rules and his family would cut you some slack…. I imagine.
Post # 4
Yes i suppose thats the best thing. Thanks for your reply.
Main Reason i was going to go for the Civil ceremony was that Ive only recently moved to the Uk and Would love to get married in my church in my hometown but not possible. So I thought maybe the next best thing was to have a blessing there at a later date.
I suppose I could just speak to Fiance and his family and see if they are happy for us to go ahead with Catholic ceremony here. Im sure they wont have objections but was aiming for the happy medium. Oh well!! An hey its all about the bride isnt it lol
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
IT depends on the priest you ask, but most wont recognize a marriage that wasn’t performed in a catholic church, if it doesn’t matter that much to him just get married in your church.