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posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hello,

Thank you so much for reaching out to confused ladies like myself.

I am planning a convalidation ceremony for this September and I am a bit unclear on etiquette. i asked my Church and my priest has no restrictions. he told us this is our Marriage and we could plan as we please. I like the liberty given but I dont know if there’s anything that should be “common sense”.

I’m wearing a VERY simple ivory dress and my husband a nice suit. we will be accompanied by close friends and family and our two children. I’m planning a small reception afterwards but nothing extravagant.

 

Post # 5
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1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I want to get married in my hometown, and I am a parishioner at my new parish.  However, both churches I have contacted have said I need to become a member of their parish (at least register), even if I will not attend mass there every week.  Is this normal?  I feel like I’m “cheating” on my new parish!

Post # 7
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow. Thank you so much GRixis. I will check for book noted above. My husband and I are both practicing Catholics and are thrilled we’re receiving this Sacrament soon. I want to keep it as traditional as possible (music)  and I’ll definitely ask about the unity candles. Thank you for reminding me. πŸ™‚ The church is the same one my Husband did his first communion in 10 years ago. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Grixis857:  Thank you!  I actually now live in a city about 4 hours away from my hometown.  My hometown has two parishes I am considering getting married at, as I have family connections with both of them.  I will verify that I won’t be de-registered!  Thanks for the response.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Grixis857:  Sweet!  Thank you for this!  

We have chosen two people to do our readings.  One person is not Catholic.  Would that be ok? 

Post # 12
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1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013
Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i have a question about convalidation.

would it be possible to have a secular ceremony first and then a convalidation ceremony in the same weekend? the catholic wedding ceremony itself is not the right fit for us but we would like to be married in the church’s eyes ultimately and are trying to plan a convalidation in the future. we have several family members who would like to see the convalidation and since everyone will already be travevling to the same place for the wedding, it’d be awesome to do both then.

we plan to do precana regardless.

Post # 14
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mcda04:  

@bostongirl27, my husband will be 28 this year. he  did his first communion when he was 8 yrs. old. πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mcda04:  

Haha. I am sooo not a blogger. brain fart. He’s been attending the same church for the past 20 years. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mcda04: hahaha ok! that makes me feel a little less like an old maid at 28!

also, weird, my comment disappeared! 

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