Post # 1
I need help! So my Fiance is catholic but I am not, I am christian. His mother wants us to have the catholic marriage blessing ect. Our wedding is on a sunday and his grandmother said that it cannot be catholic because catholic weddings are not allowed on sunday but this is all our budget will allow. We are not trying to have an entire catholic ceremony. We want a short sweet wedding with some traditions from both of our religions. Do any of you have any ideas on some cathlic traditions, readings, ect we could do? Thanks
Post # 3
Well first off, you can have an affordable wedding on a Friday if you two want a Catholic ceremony. If you’re attempting to avoid having a church wedding (with the fees, etc), then unfortunately it won’t be a valid Catholic marriage. If you’re having financial concerns, speak to his family’s parish and they will work something out. Money shouldn’t affect your ability to get married in the Catholic Church. Also, much of the Catholic wedding readings are used in Protestant ceremonies, but here’s a link in case you want some common readings.
Also, because you’re protestant, in the Catholic Church there are two types of wedding ceremonies–one with full Communion and one without, yours would most likely be without the Eucharist (Communion). Without the communion, it would probably only be about 30 minutes. Lastly, there are instances where Catholic weddings were on Sunday’s, so there’s a possibility–however, you will be unable to choose the readings on those days.
Btw, Catholics are Christian 😉
Post # 4
Maybe you could have the wedding be on a Friday instead of a Sunday? Usually Friday & Sunday prices are the same, we went with Friday to help with the cost of things.
We had a Catholic ceremony (DH is Catholic, I am not 🙂 ). There were three readings, one was from the old testament (reading from the book of Jeremiah), one from the new testament (Corinthians), and then the other one was the Prayer of the Faithful. If your officiant doesn’t want to do the readings you could always have a few of your wedding party members complete the readings at your ceremony. The church we got married in actually had us do that, which turned out really nice.
Aside from readings, prayers, and blessings the only other Catholic tradition we considered was giving the gifts to Mary. But that is something that needs to be done in the church. We would have laid a bouquet of roses at the foot of her statue in the church, but we ended up not doing it.
Post # 5
Thanks girls for the info! And yes, of course Catholics are Christians. I meant to say that I am not with a specific denomination. I had surgery yesterday and am a little drugged up so I did not word this too clearly! We are not getting married at a church. We are getting married at a castle! 🙂 So our wedding definitely will not be a Catholic wedding I just wanted to incorporate some of his religion into the ceremony as well. I will take a look at the link. Thank you both for all the info!