(Closed) Is it ok for BM not to be catholic in a catholic wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Of course it doesn’t matter.

Post # 4
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes it’s fine but talk to your priest just to be sure. Every priest has different ideas on what is ok and what isn’t so don’t depend solely on what someone else’s priest allows when that may not be the case with yours. I’m not Catholic but two of my cousins are and when they married, only one person total (out of both sides of a very large wedding party at each) were Catholic while the rest were various Protestant faiths or agnostic.

Post # 5
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve been a bridesmaid in a Catholic wedding and I’m not Catholic.   I don’t see a problem with it at all.

Post # 6
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Not a problem. I honestly wouldn’t even ask the priest. I have NEVER heard of this being an issue. I realize a lot of parishes vary on issues, but I would be SHOCKED if this were an issue. Your Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man are really just witnesses to the legal marriage, and this has nothing to do with the sacramental aspect.

Post # 7
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It doesn’t matter.  Only 2 of my 5 bridesmaids are Catholic.  I think you need two Catholic witnesses, but that can be anyone, doesn’t have to be Bridesmaid or Best Man or Maid/Matron of Honor.

Post # 8
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I have been a bridesmaid in two catholic weddings so I don’t think it would be a problem.  But I would just double check with the priest in case the best man has any responsibilities in the ceremony.  Most of my dad’s family is Greek Orthodox and in our weddings the Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man must be Greek Orthodox as well because they are part of the religious ceremony.

Post # 9
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My Maid/Matron of Honor was Mormon and we had a full Catholoic mass ceremony.  It wasn’t a problem.  Congrats!!!

Post # 10
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

One of my BM’s is Muslim, 2 are Orthodox Christians (as are my 2 flower girls), and one is Protestant. NOT.ONE.CATHOLIC in the bunch. Innocent

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