Church Ceremony (sort of long)
Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:09 AM
We have planned our ceremony and reception to be held at our resort in the Bahamas - we are having a beach ceremony, which is what we both really wanted from the beginning.. After setting this all up, we found out we cannot have a Roman Catholic priest perform our ceremony - apparently they won't perform an outdoor ceremony. We know other people who were able to find a RC priest in the US to do this, but apparently not in the Bahamas. I'm not very religious and would be okay with this, but now my fiance is really upset because if we don't have a priest our wedding isn't recognized by the Church..
So - here was my idea but I don't know if this is ridiculous -
I was thinking we could go alone (or with immediate family only) to church in the morning and have an abbreviated religious ceremony - and not really tell everyone else - then have our ceremony as planned at 6pm.. maybe we could tell people we are going for a blessing or something.. We are having about 50+ people so we don't want to have everyone at the church also - which would also make our beach ceremony sort of silly..
Or should we just keep our current plan and have a priest "renew our vows" when we get home...
If anyone else has dealt with this, please share
Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:20 AM
Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:34 PM
Bahamas & Los Cabos are the same regarding catholic ceremonies. Your idea is very good by the way! You can have your ceremony in the morning, with the catholic priest and then hire a non denominational minister for the 6:00 pm ceremony. The good think of having a minister for the ceremony is that you will be able to build your own vows. Other option would be to find a catholic priest among your friends who would be able to come and celebrate your ceremony. The expenses (flight + accommodations) would be higher though.
Good luck! Saludos!
Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:02 PM
Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:06 PM
But apparently not in the Bahamas. We have already gone way overbudget so can't afford to fly a priest in also even if we can find one here. but thanks for the good advice girls.
Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:18 AM
have you taken all the marriage prep classes and received confirmation?
Posted 20 December 2008 - 01:44 AM
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