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Interfaith Ceremony at El Catedral??

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jessica.soule
Wedding Date: Feb, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Hi All!
We are planning a Feb. 2013 wedding in Old San Juan. The front runner for our reception right now is El Convento, but we're trying to iron out where to do the ceremony. My fiance is Catholic and I'm non-denominational Christian. He wants to get married at El Catedral, but since I'm not Catholic, I don't even know if that's a possibility. I haven't been able to find any answers online. We're planning a quick trip there next month to look at venues, etc., but I was hoping to figure this out before then so I can plan to look at other ceremony venues if it's not an option at El Catedral. Thanks for any input!

Posted in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Written on Jan. 15, 2012

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kandi408
Wedding Date: Feb, 2012
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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I looked into the catedral as well so I checked out their website and it said so long as one of you are catholic you may have your ceremony there. You should check it out, it pretty much has all the info you need. It is all in spanish though just in case you don't speak:)

Written on Jan. 16, 2012
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david@davidmedina.com

First of all, El Convento is a wonderful place to have your wedding celebration. Is one of my favorite wedding venues. Great service and food. Great place for wonderful and unique photographs.

You can married at the Cathedral but you may have to "convert" to catholic. You can check the requirement in your local catholic church because they will be the same.

It would be easier to have a non denomintional wedding than a catholic. A catholic wedding has to be on a catholic church while a non denominational can be anywhere.

Hope that helps, if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

David Medina
Www.davidmedina.com

Written on Jan. 16, 2012
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bmundahl
Wedding Date: Jul, 2012
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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I am getting married at el catedral on july 27th. My fiance is catholic and I am,not. He just has to sign a statement swearing helk raise his kids in the catholic faith Youlk so have to take m
Marriage classes at your local parish.

Written on Jan. 16, 2012
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Jeanie F.
Wedding Date: Mar, 2012
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Yes, you can get married in the catholic church, just do the homework. La Catedral will provide you with all the requirements... And trust there are many of them. In my case we are both catholics so the documentation was double. I'm also having my reception at El Conveto... They too do very nice denominational ceremonies. Also know that is you are both Americans (or Puerto Rican) you can get your marriage license here in he states versus getting it in PR. So you have that option too. I'm sure you will make the best decision. Good luck!

Jeanie

Written on Jan. 16, 2012
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david@davidmedina.com

And, to add to what Jeanie said, you will have a blast of a good time!

Written on Jan. 16, 2012
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jessica.soule
Wedding Date: Feb, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Thank you all so much for your replies! We were planning on meeting with the lady at El Catedral who handles this, but I'm happy to hear there are others in our same situation who have been able to marry there!
Thanks again!
Jessica

Written on Jan. 16, 2012
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Wedding Planner mariaalugo@gmail.com

Hello Im a Destination Wedding Planner in PR and for sure El Convento is a unique place were you can have an unforgettable REception.
Yes you can get marry in the Catholic Church even though one of you is not catholic, he will need to comply with all the catholic requirements and you will have to sign a statement swearing you will raise the children in the catholic faith You also have to take Marriage classes at your local parish. As a Wedding Planner I plan all kinds of weddings my website: http://www.marialugopr.com/index2.php#/home/ and email: mariaalugo@gmail.com in case I can be of help.It will be a pleasure.

Written on Jan. 16, 2012
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www.noeldelpilar.com
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Hi!
I recommend to find a wedding planner in Puerto Rico. they know every local vendor and this saves to you much time and money.
I recommend Maria Lugo - mariaalugo@gmail.com

If you are looking for a photographer with experience taking pictures at the Old San Juan and El Convento, I am one option! :-)
www.noeldelpilar.com
www.destinationweddingspr.com
Enjoy Puerto Rico!

Written on Jan. 17, 2012
145287
www.noeldelpilar.com

I recommend to you to contact a local wedding planner who has all the information about all this details and from other vendors and venues.
Feel free to contact: Milly Centeno - 787-717-1808 or Merilyn Andino - 787-745-1306

Written on Feb. 22, 2014
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theeventpr

Merylin Andino
Destination Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico
(787) 475-1306
theeventpr@gmail.com
www.theeventbymerylin.com

Written on Feb. 27, 2014

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