Congratulations on your engagement! This is the beginning of the rest of your life with your beloved fiance.
Getting Married in the Catholic Church
There are a few things to learn when having a Catholic wedding.
Choosing Your Wedding Date & Time
One of the first items that you must think about once you get engaged is picking the best date for your nuptials.
The Role of the Priest (Church Officiant)
The wedding ceremony is the life of your wedding and marriage. This very special event happens before the reception because the marriage vows and contract are exchanged in the ceremony. Legally and symbolically, this gesture binds you and your spouse to each other for life.
Since this is so significant your life it comes first. When you are joined as one in front of God, your family, friends and the Priest you are officially husband and wife. When BIG things like this happen, it requires a very BIG CELEBRATION afterwards!!! Hence the wedding reception.