UKbride Member Request 21 Mar 2018

Those of you who got married in a Catholic Church - how much did it cost and...

Those of you who got married in a Catholic Church - how much did it cost and how early did you notify the church? Also, my partner doesn't have any religious affiliation, however I've been christened, had my holy communion and been confirmed. Will this prevent us from getting married in a Catholic Church? He's willing to get baptised if it will be a problem as he knows how important a church wedding is to me. Any advice?

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 21 Mar 2018

My suggestion would be to contact your local Catholic Church. Meanwhile, I did a google search and came up with this

Carolann North
Carolann North 22 Mar 2018

All Catholic churches should ask for a voluntary donation - there is no set fee. As for your partner, you should ring and speak to the priest in your parish - some are more accommodating than others and special dispensation will need to be applied. You may have to do a marriage preparation course which can cost up to £250, but some priests will excuse these if you have been living together a long time or have a child etc. Finally, time-wise, you should book the church as soon as possible, but will have to go back 6 months before to fill out the paperwork to be free to marry. Again, the most important thing you can do here is approach the priest in your local parish, as he will be incredibly happy to help.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2018

If hes not christened in any faith you will need to ask permission from someone up high in the church.. we had to ask the cardinal! But it was only a formality, they wont say no. If hes christened another faith they accept that. And i had to do a catholic for dummies course and agree that i would consider letting any kids be catholic, but it wasnt a condition it was just asked that i consider it. Think we paid 200 to the church

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Mar 2018

We gave a years notice although think the minimum is 6 months , my partner isn't baptised either and the priest said it's fine, we attended marriage preparation class was £100 but you can talk to them if that's too much for you , Catholic weddings are free but usually you pay a donation to the church

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2018

I got married last year in a Catholic Church I gave at least 8 months
Notice then ment on a marraige preparation course every Sunday for 8 weeks which was a fee off £80 then 3 months before had to go town hall to register my marraige that was £70 then on the big day we gave a donation to church then paid for an organ that was £55 then for registrar to sign. Marraige book was £90 it’s not cheap but the best thing I ever did ! Good luck x

Sara Higham
Sara Higham 26 Mar 2018

Our priest said if only one is Catholic then the priest just asks the bishop for a disitation.


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