Civil ceremony abroad, blessing at home?
Hi ladies, Need a bit of advice... We are getting married in Turkey, it will be a civil ceremony on the beach. We would like to have the marriage blessed and it is important to family members, especially h2b's nan who won't be able to make it to the wedding in Turkey. Has anyone else done this? Do we have to have the blessing after the civil ceremony or could we be blessed before we leave for Turkey? We don't want to turn it into a 'second wedding', we're going abroad because we want to keep it as small and personal as possible. How do blessings normally go? Are they usually just done after normal mass? Any help would be great, want to have as much info before we speak to the priest. Thanks in advance x x