Another poster (I think it was kage_ar ) asked this question in a different thread:
I think it’s just getting buried under other conversations… I was curious, so I thought I’d start a new thread.
I am especially interested, because 4 years ago, I had wanted an outdoor ceremony and was declined by the parish wedding coordinator. The decorating committee had done something weird with the altar that I felt was irreverent. At the time, our parish did not have a tabernacle, but did have an outdoor area where Mass was celebrated regularly outside in nice weather. We now have a different bishop, and our parish not only received a tabernacle, but a crucifix, too!!! (No, we didn’t have a crucifix before. )
So… To get back to my own thread… :o Wow, I derailed my own thread before anyone else got the chance!
For those of you who had outdoor Catholic weddings, how difficult was it to get a dispensation from the bishop? Did it take a really long time? What was involved? Was it a Mass? Were both the bride and groom Catholic? What part of the country (or world, if outside the US) was the wedding held?