A Christian wedding is a solemn celebration of a joyous union that doesn’t necessarily follow a specific order. You have the freedom to decide how you would best wish to celebrate such a memorable occasion, and Thailand definitely provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding. If you prefer to celebrate your union the Christian way, we can also assist you with the services that you require, whether it be a Catholic, Pentecostal, or Episcopal wedding.
If you are having a Catholic wedding, this will be held under the Sacrament of Matrimony, one the seven sacraments. This ceremony would involve biblical readings, prayers, along with a solemn exchange of vows, reflecting the richness of tradition of Catholic weddings which is expected to be witnessed by family and friends. Catholic weddings generally start with a Nuptial Mass and couples are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony. Usually a catholic wedding in Thailand would not be scheduled on Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday and Good Friday or during the regular
scheduled hours of Mass, but it generally held in the morning or early afternoon.
Should you prefer a Catholic wedding of mixed rites, the groom usually determines the rites to be followed. When any marriage occurs between Catholics of mixed rites, it is normally the rite of the groom that would determine the service to be used, which retains the assumption that the bride would hold her rites in accordance with her partner’s rites. While a Catholic wedding ceremony is a public ritual which is usually celebrated within a church or an indoor venue, there are some exceptions to the rule—if you would prefer to have a seaside wedding in the south of Thailand or by the hills up north in Chiang Mai, then we can have it all arranged for you. It is recommended that you have a consultation with us so that we may be able to understand your preferences for your wedding.
Catholic Wedding Requirements
For Catholic weddings, each diocese would a set of their own requirements, and there are actually no set rules. However, the main requirement would be for the bride and groom to provide a copy of their Baptismal Certificate. The vows to observe the Catholic faith will be made along with the solemn vows of the union during the ceremony between the bride and groom.
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