Ok ladies, I am driving myself insane with my situation. BTW I am new to 'knot'.
My boyfriend and I have agreed along with our families that it is time for us to tie the knot.
(I know it sounds like we're being forced into marriage, but trust me that is not the case at all, just helps that our families are 150% behind us on this
Not only because my parents already see my FI as their wonderful son-in-law, but both of our families all want us to start our lives together and start having children. He is my best friend and from the moment I met him I knew he was going to be the one who broke down my walls and taught me to truly love a person.
We can't afford the wedding of our dreams right now so we decided to do a simple civil marriage between the two of us for right now and then in a year or so throw the wedding we desire and can afford.
My concern is this : Can we get married at city hall and then have a Catholic ceremony?
To me that sounds like it would be the renewal of vows, but obviously that is not what I am trying to achieve.