Wedding Planning

Sacrament of Matrimony

General Requirements

  1. At least one party (bride or groom) or both must be a practicing Catholic and a member of St Edward
  2. Both bride and groom must be canonically free to marry.
  3. Only a Catholic ceremony may be performed.
  4. Inquiries as to dates and times for weddings at St Edward are to be made through the pastor or associated pastor, (616-374-7253) at which time preliminary questions will be asked to determine your freedom to marry.

Do not rent halls, order invitations, and hire a band/DJ, etc., until the Parish confirms your wedding date.


  • Recent baptismal certificate (Groom/Bride) or profession of faith
  • Civil marriage license
  • Other documents (during the interview with the priest you will know that)