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Catholic Church Requirements

Posted in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
190253 Alejandra Rocha Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi ladies, hope everyone's planning is going well! My fiance and I went to our first meeting with the wedding coordinator at our local catholic church in Miami last week and there's definitely a lot of things and classes we have to complete, ahhh! I have no idea what to expect at the retreat and the 300+ question test we have to take.

For those of you that have already done the course, what are some tips and things we should know about to make it go as smoothly as possible?

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190302 Georgette Cardenas Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi. I think it all depends on your church here. I got married in Cartagena in October. We went to our local church here in Miami. All we had to do was take a pre marital course that took place on a a Saturday from like 9-5. They had us answer a questionnaireof about 20 questions but they were more to discuss with each other. At the end we got our certificate and with that certificate, birth certificates and a questionnaire the church had given we turned it in and we were done. Congratulations and good luck.

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212642 Claudia Arango Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hello Everyone! My fiance and I are getting married through church in Cartagena (probably March 2012). He has not done his confirmation and now we're wondering what's the best/easiest/quickest way for him to get this done before we get married? Also, do we have to take the pre-marital course as well? We are extremely busy people and wanted to know if anyone has any tips or may have possibly gone through the same thing already. Thank you!!

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Emptyprofileicon Caroll Betancourt Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

i am in the same situation; fiance is not confirmed; we just realized all of this; we're getting married in Santo Toribio this December; i asked my WP about this and the priest at Santo Toribio told her the following: the church asks for a certificate of confirmation but they will not neceserarily require it in order for us to get married there; what they suggested is that my fiance schedules a date to have his confirmation AFTER the wedding, i guess just to show intent. i'm still a little fuzzy on the rules, i'll know more when i get to Cartagena this May.

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