Although marriage is not in the near future for my sister, she has been pondering on the idea of having a wedding outdoors. The only problem is that she’s a Catholic, and knows that that is not allowed.
She had been wondering if she could get married outside, but then get the marriage blessed by a Priest afterwards. There’s this really beautiful outdoor location that she has in mind for the future, but she wants her marriage to be legitimate in the eyes of the Catholic church as well.
Like I said, this isn’t an immediate issue in any way, shape, or form, but she has been inquiring about it for quite some time, and I thought now would be as good a time as any to try and find an answer for her.
So, in summation: Could a Catholic perform an outdoor wedding ceremony but then get their union blessed by a Priest later on in the day?