How does a Catholic Wedding go?


#1

I seriously hope someone can tell me. I am getting married TOMORROW, Easter Monday. I am sure it will be find that I don’t know. Its 2nd marriage for both and we have met all requirements… annulments, pre-Cana, talked with Priest, town’s license to marry. I do not want to bother Father with extra phone calls to ask this question. He is traditional and does things properly, so I have no worries about that at all. whatever he says is good. If there was something we are supposed to memorize I have no doubt he woudl have told us. He said it woudl take 20 minutes max. (I wrote here of it last week – it will be just he priest and our two witnesses). I meant to try to call last week but we were so busy with the other arrangements we are making (to leave)…

But I am wondering how it goes,. What will we say? I grew up Protestant and my first marraige was that. What is a pared down bare-bones Catholic wedding like??? is there a link online I can look at?


#2

This should help you out.

Congratulations!! :smiley:


#3

Anything you are expected to say, he will ask you to repeat after him…no worries.
And Congratulations. :wink:


#4

Congratulations. Relax, enjoy, and be at peace.

DGB


#5

Thank you all so much. My fellow Catholics know how big this is, to receive the Sacrament of Marriage, even though it “looks” so small. Its big!

I looked at the vows on the link. Sounds like what I expected. I will just go with what he tells us, then,and likely that will be “repeat after me”…

I have another question. I should “tip” him something… on the internet they say $100-200 and that is not in our budget (more than our rings!) and anyway, it must be for a whole normal size wedding, with guests. I wonder what we should pay?? He is not driving there, he lives on the small property attached to the Church, and as I said above, there are no guests, and he said it woudl take a maximum of 20 minutes to marry! And should I put it in a closed envelope, with a thank you note maybe?


#6

The honorarium (don’t say “TIP”) for the priest could be smaller if you are marrying on a tight budget. He will understand. It perhaps depends on how much time he has put into your wedding preparation. I would think that $20-25 would be ok, and putting it in an envelope with a thank you note is a fine idea.


#7

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