I have a couple of questions for this community. If this is in the wrong place I apologize.
I recently converted to Catholicism this year. During a counseling session the education director said that my husband and I were not to have relations until the marriage was blessed. I have been married to this man ( a cradle catholic) for over ten years so of course this news seemed a little odd to me. You should of saw the look on my husband’s face when he heard that. I want to know if this is commonplace within the church because the director did not seem sure of what he was saying. I do not know if it was because of the looks on our faces or if he was unsure.
The director did ask us if we were going to have a small thing or a big thing, those were his words exactly. I have searched the web over and over and I cannot seem to find answers. Are we required to have an actual wedding? Am I required to wear a wedding dress? Also, what about our anniversary? Our civil union was conducted ten years ago during the winter. If we have a blessing this summer or this fall will our anniversary date change? I personally think it is tacky to have a full out wedding when we have been married for over ten years. I feel a little silly putting on a wedding dress after all these years. Please chime in if you can.