Getting married in the Catholic church comes with a few requirements, which include completing all of the marriage preparations.
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The timing for this doesn’t get started until six months out from your chosen wedding date. Some of our material says “Definitive wedding plans should not be made nor contracts entered into until this determination of readiness is made by the priest.” It’s OK, you can laugh—I did too. I guess technically a ceremony date is still up in the air until you’ve finished the prep, but unless something huge comes up, I think you’re good to follow your own timeline with respect to all the other wedding details.