For couples planning a Catholic wedding

Catholic Wedding Questions and Answers

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Can we have a Catholic wedding if . . . ?

What are the rules and requirements for a valid Catholic wedding?

Can we get married in the Catholic Church if we are living together (cohabiting)?

Can we get married in the Catholic Church if one of us is divorced?

Will the Catholic Church recognize the marriage of a Catholic to a baptized Christian of another faith?

Will the Catholic Church recognize the marriage of a Catholic to someone who is not a baptized Christian?

Can we get married by a justice of the peace in a civil ceremony and then have a Catholic wedding?

Can I have a Catholic wedding even if I do not attend Mass?

What do we need to do to prepare for our Catholic wedding?

How long do we have to wait before we can be married in the Catholic Church?

What days and times should we avoid scheduling our Catholic wedding?

Catholic wedding questions and answers

What time must be a wedding Mass be scheduled to fulfill the Sunday obligation?

What is involved in getting an annulment (declaration of nullity) for a previous marriage?

What can we do at our Catholic wedding?

What happens during a Catholic wedding?

Can we use non-Scriptural readings in our Catholic wedding?

Can we have our wedding someplace other than a church building?

Can we use popular, non-religious music in our wedding?

Can we use recorded music in our wedding?

May we have two separate wedding ceremonies?

Can we write our own vows for our Catholic wedding?

Do we have to celebrate Mass during our Catholic wedding?

If one of us is Catholic and one is not, what are our wedding ceremony options?

Can we light a unity candle at our wedding?

Questions for guests

I am attending a Catholic wedding, but I am not Catholic. What can I expect?

Can someone who is not Catholic receive communion at a Catholic wedding mass?

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