(Closed) Catholic wedding outdoors? (HELP PLEASE)

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
2 posts

Pantone032 :  Im thinking of using the WRMOSB as well. Even tho I know they aren’t seen as legit. Overall, how was your total experience.

Post # 17
182 posts
Blushing bee

azdesrtflower :  100% Satisfied. 

I understand where you are coming from and had thought about the same thing. Yeah they aren’t 100% “legal” under the roman catholic church but hey, who is there to say that you aren’t still a catholic and legally married?

Post # 18
343 posts
Helper bee

Pantone032 :  well, the Catholic Church would say you aren’t really married. You’re just shacked up as far as they are concerned. You could divorce and marry someone else in the church no problem; whereas people with valid catholic marriages are sacramentally bonded for life. But If you’re not a believer it shouldn’t matter  what they think- you are legally married and as you said that’s “all that matters.” 

Btw its not too late, if you want a sacramental marriage. Definitely pursue that if you want it. But it sounds like you may have some thinking to do about who you are/ what you believe. It’s not cool to go through the motions of a religious ritual “for your parents” – no matter what religion you are apeing.

i would say to the OP- 1. Give strong consideration to doing what it takes to get a sacramental marriage. Even if it means getting married at your not fave place. If you really are Catholic (believe in the religion) there is a huge difference. 2. Whatever you do – have honesty and integrity before God and men and yourself about who you really are. Don’t simulate anything. 

Post # 19
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

From what ive seen, some priests (such as the Old Catholic Church), will do a Catholic non-mass ceremony outside of the church but can only do a mass ceremony inside it. May be the perfect mix. 

Post # 20
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My sister got married outside by my dad, a deacon in the catholic church.  They had to get special permission from the Bishop in the diocese I think.

Post # 21
1238 posts
Bumble bee

You can absolutely 100% be married outside of a church and it will still be recognized by the faith so long as you request and are granted a special dispensation by the church. The priest at your parish should be able to advise on how to have this done.

My mom was raised a very strict Catholic as my grandfather is a deacon and my dad was raised Jehovah so his family refused to step foot inside a Catholic church. They received the dispensation and my mom had to go through all of the religious hoops to have their marriage enolled after their divorce as she now plans to marry again, within the religion. Hope this helps.

Post # 23
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I didn’t read all the comments but we are having a private (parents only) Catholic ceremony the Thursday before our wedding, and a civil ceremony with all guests that Saturday. The two are frequently split in Europe, and it’s a much more convenient process for our guests due to local rules about Catholic wedding times on Saturdays (2pm). 

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