(Closed) Arranging a Church Ceremony

posted 6 years ago in Christian
Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I feel ya! My fiancé and I were both raised Catholic but not practicing when we called up a local parish where we had only attended Mass 2 or 3 times. It’s not entirely unexpected, especially if the Church is really beautiful and a popular place to get married. Just be prepared with the “correct Catholic answers.” I don’t mean you should lie but for the sake of your fiancé’s family you might have to word things in a specific “Catholic” way.

For example, we emphasized that getting married in a Church was important to our families and we wanted them to witness us receiving the Holy Sacrament of Marriage. (This isn’t a lie, but what I really wanted to say was that my mom would flip if I wasn’t married in a Church, lol.)

We also had to justify why my fiancé isn’t confirmed and why we were living together. It depends on the priest, ours was not overly judgmental, but he did want to make sure we had considered the consequences and alternative life choices.

You may want to emphasize the importance of your family and their opinions, as well as your interest in allowing your fiancé to re-establish his faith and begin your life as a family in the Church. Prepare him to do some talking since he is the religious one!

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