Getting Married FAQs
Got questions about getting married
in the Catholic Church?
Find your answers here! Questions range across inter-religious and inter-denominational marriages; they cover diverse delicate issues relating to personal circumstances (non-church going or ‘lapsed’ Catholics, people who have had abortions, vasectomies or tubal ligations etc); as well as addressing practical issues relating to preparing for the wedding ceremony.
• Why should we bother with a Catholic wedding?
• What are the requirements for marriage in the Catholic Church?
• Will the Church let us have a Catholic wedding?
• What are the requirements re marriage celebrants?
• What are the promises and commitments in the wedding ceremony and what do they mean?
• What are the requirements relating to marriage education?
• How should we prepare for the Nuptial Mass and wedding ceremony?
• What is the structure of the wedding ceremony (Catholic rite of marriage)?
This document is an authoritative source of Catholic teaching. It is a valuable resource both for couples contemplating marriage, for Catholic parents wishing to advise their children, and parish leaders seeking clarification on the teachings regarding weddings and marriage.
Download now: Getting Married