(Closed) justice of the peace wedding then catholic wedding

posted 10 years ago in Catholic
Post # 4
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My best advice would be to call and talk to the priest who you would like to marry you, and be honest about your situation.  I’ve heard that different priests or churches will sometimes handle this differently – some say absolutely not, some say it will need to be a vow renewal ceremony instead of a wedding mass, and some have no problem with it.  The biggest thing though is to be honest – if you’re planning on marrying in the Catholic church, you will likely need to go through some pre-wedding counseling, and your living situation will definitely come up as a topic.  Hope you’re able to find a solution that works for everyone!

Post # 5
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yes we have done the exact same thing. We eloped this past October at the courthouse and am currently planning our big wedding for this October of 2009. We did tell a few folks here and there, because we still wanted our closest friends which was only about 4 people there. Our families weren’t even at the courthouse with us. We are planning our big wedding, so everyone can be involved and etc…

 Also being Catholic, the church doesn’t see a courthouse wedding as a wedding because it wasn’t in the church. Although I too want a big catholic wedding, we have choosen to do a wedding at non denomination church. Since there is the 6month wedding prep classes and etc… which don’t get me wrong I think are helpful and beneficial with our schedules though its almost impossible to participate.


I mean it def serves its purpose and we are happy we are married but we both want to share the day with all of our friends and family

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