For couples planning a Catholic wedding

Catholic Wedding Articles by Topic

 

Annulments

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

Together in God's Love Catholic marriage preparation program

Blessings during a Catholic wedding

Text of the Blessing at the End of the Wedding

Text of the Blessing and Exchange of Rings

Text of the Blessing and Giving of Arras

Text of the Blessing and Placing of Lazo

Text of the Nuptial Blessing

Blessing for an engaged couple

Getting engaged

Bridesmaids

Choosing roles for family and friends: The wedding party

Cohabiting (living together)

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

Civil ceremony

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

Dates

Days on which the reading from the lectionary must be used during a Catholic wedding

Setting the wedding date

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

Decorations

Decorations for a Catholic wedding

Disparity of cult

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

Divorce

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

Dress

Dress, flowers, money, and other details

Engagement

Getting engaged

Eucharistic ministers

Choosing roles for family and friends: The wedding party

Fees

Dress, flowers, money, and other details: Payment and fees

Contacting your parish: Fees

Flowers

Flowers at a Catholic wedding

General intercessions

Prayer of the faithful (general intercessions) at a Catholic wedding

Groomsmen

Choosing roles for family and friends

Guests

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

Choosing roles for family and friends: The assembly

Hymns

Catholic wedding hymns

Impediments to marriage

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

Interfaith marriage

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

May we have two separate wedding ceremonies?

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?

Lectors

Choosing readers (lectors)

Living together (cohabiting)

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

Marriage preparation

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

Preparing for a lifelong marriage

Some marriage preparation homework

Three tips for planning your Catholic wedding

Marriage Rite (Order of Celebrating Matrimony)

Choosing the form of your wedding

Order of a Catholic wedding within Mass

Order of a Catholic wedding without Mass

Order of a wedding between a Catholic and an unbaptized person

Text of The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

Mary, prayer before

Choosing other liturgical elements: Prayer before the Virgin Mary

Ministers

of the sacrament of Matrimony

Choosing roles for family and friends

Three tips for planning your Catholic wedding

non-Catholic

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

Mixed marriage

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

May we have two separate wedding ceremonies?

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?

Music

A list of some Catholic wedding music

Can we use recorded music in our wedding?

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

Catholic wedding hymns

Choosing wedding music

Finding and choosing cantors and instrumentalists (musicians) for your Catholic wedding

Finding songs, hymns, and other music for a Catholic wedding

Catholic wedding music: Striking the right note

Order (outline)

Order of a Catholic wedding within Mass

Order of a Catholic wedding without Mass

Order of a wedding between a Catholic and an unbaptized person

Parish

Contacting your parish

Payment and fees

Contacting your parish: Fees

Dress, flowers, money, and other details: Payment and fees

Photographs

Guidelines for photographing and videotaping a Catholic wedding

Prayer of the faithful

Prayer of the faithful (general intercessions) at a Catholic wedding

Prayers during a Catholic wedding

Text of the Alleluia verse and verse before the Gospel

Text of the Blessing at the End of the Wedding

Text of the Blessing and Exchange of Rings

Text of the Blessing and Giving of Arras

Text of the Blessing and Placing of Lazo

Text of the Nuptial Blessing

Text of the Opening Prayer

Text of the Prayer Over the Gifts

Procession

The Catholic wedding procession

Programs

Catholic wedding program template (with Mass)

Catholic wedding program (without Mass)

Creating a Catholic wedding program for your guests

Readings

Catholic wedding readings from The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

Choosing Scripture readings

Choosing readers (lectors)

Days on which the reading from the lectionary must be used during a Catholic wedding

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

Requirements for a Catholic wedding

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

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

Rite of marriage

see: Marriage Rite (Celebration of Matrimony)

Songs for a Catholic wedding

Finding songs, hymns, and other music for a Catholic wedding

Texts from The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

see: Prayers during a Catholic wedding; Readings; Celebration of Matrimony.

Unity candle

Can we light a unity candle at our wedding?

Choosing other liturgical elements: Unity candle

Ushers

Choosing roles for family and friends: Ushers

Videotape

Guidelines for photographing and videotaping a Catholic wedding

Vows

Catholic wedding vows

Can we write our own vows for our Catholic wedding?

Text of the Celebration of Matrimony: Exchange of consent

Witnesses

Choosing roles for family and friends: Witnesses

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