Engagement is a joyful time in the life of a couple. As they begin this exciting journey together and prepare to get married in the Catholic Church, they will have many questions. This booklet will help couples get started.
A Guide to Catholic Weddings: Q&A for Couples provides the answers to common questions engaged couples have about the Catholic Church and the wedding ceremony. It is the perfect resource to use together and will help answer questions related to:
·Where and when a wedding can be scheduled
·Responsibilities for wedding preparations
·Church rules and requirements
·How to prepare the ceremony
·Scripture and Holy Communion
·Involvement of family, friends, and the wedding party
·Cultural customs and traditions
·Music, flowers, photography, and dress
Parish staffs will also find this resource helpful to becoming more familiar with the legislation of the Church concerning Catholic weddings. It provides the pastoral language necessary to respond to couples when they approach staff members with specific questions and needs. This resource is essential for creating a welcoming environment where couples and pastoral staff members can dialogue freely and compassionately.
“There is so much useful information in this booklet. I would have found it handy when I was preparing for my own wedding. The answers to the questions are simple, straightforward, and uncomplicated. A great Q&A resource for brides and grooms.”
--Carrie Edwards, Nebraska