Hi! So me and my FH want to have an outside wedding but still want to be involved with the Catholic church somehow. We were thinking about doing a small ceremony at the church before the wedding with just our parents then having the outside ceremony with an officiant. Has anyone done this before? When we talked to a priest he said we couldn't have 2 ceremonies because it would confuse the state. Not sure if there is a work around to have the outside ceremony not "official"?
Anyone else have this issue or any suggestions? Thanks!