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Weddings

Wedding Checklist

In order to reserve your desired wedding date, you must first meet with our priest for a Pre-nuptial Interview. Based on that meeting, you will be able to book your wedding by providing the completed application and a deposit of $600 to open your Marriage File.

During that meeting you will be provided: four Witness Forms and Marriage License information. Wedding times in our church are as follows: Monday to Saturday mornings and afternoons until 3:00 PM or evenings after 7:00 PM. NO SUNDAY WEDDINGS ARE DONE IN OUR CHURCH.

At this time you should begin the process of obtaining both of your Certificates of Baptism. They must have been recently issued, in 2017, no photocopies or scanned copies please. (Also search for Certificates of Communion and Confirmation for both of you).

For the preparation of the marriage the couple need to go online to the following sites: http://marriageministries.com/courses/catholic-couple-checkup/

In order to enroll in the required Marriage Preparation Class, please visit:

(English) www.miamifamilylife.org for dates and registration.

(Español) www.Caminodelmatrimonio.org para fechas y matrícula

 

By one month prior to the wedding date, your Marriage File must be complete with all

of these documents:

1. Completed Prenuptial Interview questionnaire

2. (4) completed Witness Forms, each must be notarized

3. Bride’s Certificate of Baptism (recently issued in 2017)

4. Groom’s Certificate of Baptism (recently issued in 2017)

5. Birth certificate for the groom and bride

6. Copy of Communion and confirmation certificates of groom and bride (if possible)

7. Certificate of completion for the Marriage Preparation Class

8. Florida State issued Marriage License: One Month prior the wedding date you must bring a valid Florida marriage license to our office.  One can be acquired at Harvey Ruvin Clerk of the Courts at 601 NW 1st Ct Suite # 1900 Miami Fl, 33136

9. If you do not reside in our Zip Code, 33145, please provide us with a permission letter from your local Roman Catholic Church granting you permission to marry outside its boundaries.

10. Provide the balance of the donation to church, $600, made payable to St. Raymond Catholic Church

11. To set up the music for your wedding, please call Clary Varona at 786-378-2112.

12. All Weddings Rehearsals will take place on the Thursday before your wedding day. To schedule your rehearsal and to finalize the details for the liturgy and ceremony, please call Olga Orozco at 786-942-3004. 

 


Guidelines for photographs & Videos at Weddings

Saint Raymond Catholic Church is located at 3475 S. W. 17th Street in Miami. The Parish Office phone number is (305)446-2427. If you have any questions pertaining to our Wedding Guidelines, please contact the office, we'll be more than happy to help you.

We here at St. Raymond believe that our Church is beautiful and inspirational. The Sacrament of Marriage is a meaningful and religious ceremony and care should be taken at all times as to not disrupt the sanctity of the ceremony and our place of worship. We have, therefore, prepared the following guidelines that must be enforced for all weddings at St. Raymond Catholic Church.

Photographer:

Photographers are permitted to take pictures during the marriage ceremony, but are asked to be respectful, discrete and to limit themselves to the absolute minimum. During the consecration you are asked to please refrain from taking any pictures or to be in the area of the Sanctuary. After the ceremony you will have 30 to 35 minutes to take pictures of the bride, groom and the wedding party at the altar.

You may also want to consult the bride as to traditional ceremonies within the celebration which will take place, such as: the arras, unity candle, placement of the rosary or mantilla, if she will have a lector, or if the offertory will be presented by members of the family or friends. Prior knowledge on your part of these ceremonies and special situations will avoid last minute rushing in order to capture the moment.

We ask that you please consult the priest who will be celebrating the marriage before the ceremony.

Videographer:

We ask that you please be respectful and discrete in order that the sanctity of the ceremony no be interrupted or disturbed. As stated in the photographer's guidelines, you may want to consult the bride as to the traditional ceremonies with the celebration which will take place. Please consult the priest who will be celebrating the marriage before the ceremony as to our rules regarding T. V. cameras and lights.

We thank you for your cooperation and are confident that with your professionalism and expertise in photography, you will create photo memories which will be shared and cherished for years to come by the bride, groom and their family.


Guidelines for Florists at Weddings

Saint Raymond Catholic Church is located at 3475 S. W. 17th Street in Miami. The Parish Office phone number is (305)446-2427. If you have any questions pertaining to our Wedding Guidelines, please contact the office, we'll be more than happy to help you.

We here at Saint. Raymond believe that our Church is beautiful and inspirational, as it is. In order that we may maintain its beauty for years to come, care must be enforced for all Weddings at Saint Raymond.

Flower Arrangements:

Two bouquets are permitted on the Church Sanctuary. The Prei Dieu will be set in front of the Altar for the bride and groom. The two bouquets are usually placed on the Sanctuary behind the Altar. Flower arrangements on columns are permitted on the entrance of the Church. Arrangements should not be too large according to the size of our Church.

The flower arrangements for the wedding may be brought to the Church half an hour to 45 minutes before the wedding. If you wish, you may call the rectory (305)446-2427, in case there is not a previous wedding or mass, allowing you to bring them earlier. The columns, aisle runner, bows etc., that are used must be removed at the end of the ceremony. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ARTICLES THAT ARE LEFT IN THE CHURCH.

Aisle Runner:

The aisle runner in the central aisle of the Church is permitted as long as it is not held down by pins, tape, clamps, etc. We have many other weddings every weekend and pins, tape, clamps and other means used, cause wear and tear of our carpet.

Arrangements on the Pews:

Bows or small flower arrangements on the pews are permitted as long as they are held up by elastic. Again, the use of tape, thumb tacks, and other means used will damage the finish of our pews.

We thank you for your cooperation and are confident that with your guidance, professionalism and expertise, the arrangements for this special celebration will be remembered for years to come by the bride, groom and their family.


Weddings at St. Raymond Church


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