Friday, March 21, 2008

Are Destination Catholic Brides not Welcome in Newport RI ?

My next catholic bride just canceled her wedding in Newport because she was told to: “Go get married in your own hometown”.

They now live and work in NYC and don’t live in their hometown any more. The family resides all over the US, so Newport was the perfect destination location for them.
40 % of all weddings are now planed as a destination,
so this is great news for Newport.

But what’s a nice Catholic Girl to do???

I’m told that some of the Middletown and Bristol churches might be able to accommodate you.
One could get married by a Judge in Newport and have a church blessing when you get home.

With many of the Parishes having only one priest,
Here is a suggestion for the “Member Only” Churches in town.
Create a “Tag on Wedding” at the end of a scheduled mass for the visiting brides. Between a church fee and an additional 100 to 200 visitors per service, it could be a great help to the annual budget.

We are a tourist town after all!

1 comment:

Newport Nuptials said...

I have heard the same thing about Newport. Do you have any suggestions for a Catholic church on Aquidneck Island for out of towners? We know Newport is out of the question, but anything within about a 20/30 minute drive from Newport would be ok.