- 10 years ago
My fiance is Hindu and I’m Catholic. We were hoping to get married in a Hindu ceremony and then follow it with a Catholic vow renewal/blessing, but have been told by my priest that this isn’t allowed by the Catholic Church. According to him, we can have a Hindu ceremony with a Catholic priest present to give a small blessing, or vice versa.
This was awful to hear, but we were coping. Then I went online, and found dozens of examples of people doing both a Hindu and Catholic ceremony. (In fact, this seemed much more common than the scenario explained by my priest.) Has anyone else had a Hindu/Catholic wedding with two ceremonies? Or, if you had a blended ceremony, to what extent were you able to mix the two traditions?
I should add that I’m not interested in an "interfaith officiant." I feel that, if we’re going to do this, it will be within the auspices of both our faiths, and not an imitation, Catholic-style ceremony. Those are totally fine, but not for me. 🙂