First, please accept our heartfelt congratulations on taking this profound step in your relationship!
For Catholics, marriage is not simply a joyful celebration but a living Sacrament in which Christ becomes present in and through the lifelong union of a woman and a man. Husbands and wives show the loving face of Christ to the world as a couple. As a couple, Christ charges you with this special mission, which we encourage to accept as your own. We want your wedding to be beautiful and joyful. Nonetheless, your marriage – which begins in earnest the day after your wedding – is the more important aspect of your union.