(Closed) Thursday Catholic Wedding

posted 10 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmm I’ve never heard of this. Is your priest checking with anyone? Could you call the Diocesan office? Saturday isn’t any special wedding day, I think it just tends to be most convenient for everyone. 

I’ve heard of Catholic weddings happening on Sundays and on Fridays, so I think it’d be okay. 

What are your reasons for Thursday? I’m intrigued! And don’t worry, you’ll figure something out!

Post # 4
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t see why it would be a problem.  You can have mass any day of the week, and really, that’s what a Catholic wedding is…plus the vows. I’d make a phone call and find out for sure.

Post # 5
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My parents were married on a Wednesday in a Catholic church, and my aunt was married on a Friday night. However, a Catholic wedding is NOT allowed on a Sunday, or any other day of obligation (New Year’s, Easter) or during Lent.

Post # 6
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well at my church they ONLY marry people on Saturdays…period…..so it probably depends on the parish.

Post # 7
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I too think that it depends on the parish. I’ve done my research on churches around the area and no one seems to have a Thursday night wedding — I’ve only seen Friday and Saturday nights.

Post # 8
4122 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, Thursday weddings… Catholic or not are very rare. I get maybe 1 inquiry a year from a non Fri-Sun bride. Odds are, he’s just never come across a thursday wedding before.

As long as your wedding does not interfere with scheduled Sacraments… i.e Mass/Confession or standing ministerial commitments like an Every Thursday hospital visit etc… you should be good to go. There’s no “rule” or “standard’ that should prevent it other than plain ol unavailability. 

Post # 10
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are getting married this coming Thursday, as in the day after tomorrow! 🙂 We wanted a very small intimate ceremony before all our guests come in for the Weekend Wedding. We weren’t so much worried about the cost, but more the convenience factor of our non-catholic guests. There also isn’t a catholic church that would marry non-members on the beach.



Post # 11
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@afbacher: I am getting married in a Catholic church during lent.  The only difference is my flowers cannot stay and decorate the church, they have to leave when the ceremony is over.  (saves me money, they can be moved to the venue)

Post # 12
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@LY1923: It depends on the parish. I am also getting married during Lent, but our church is in high demand (they actually do 4 weddings every Saturday!). We aren’t allowed to bring in any altar flowers, but it’s a beautiful church, so that was fine with me.

Some churches don’t allow any weddings or baptisms because it is supposed to be a time of solemn reflection, not celebration. I know at my childhood church, I always hated mass post-Easter because there would be 5+ babies getting baptized every week for a few weeks, catching up!

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