Hello! This is my first time posting here, nice to “meet” you all.
I was brought up a Hindu but going through RCIA at the moment with the hope of being baptised into the Catholic church this coming Easter. My fiance is Catholic (from a Catholic family). We are both very private people and want a very tiny wedding later next year with only our parents and siblings present.
My question is: would a wedding this small be very unusual and/or inappropriate for a Catholic church? If it would be possible, what are the “essential parts” of a Catholic wedding? Ideally I would like just gospel readings, the homily and marriage rite, without music (partly as I don’t want my parents, who are not Catholic and know very little about Catholic traditions, to feel uncomfortable). Are hymns and the responsorial psalm really necessary?
Any help would be welcome. Thank you!