I'm newly engaged and slightly overwhelmed with the planning, but was SO happy to find this board! We haven't picked a date or venue yet because it's important to me to have a Catholic ceremony. I grew up as a practicing Catholic (though I've been slacking over the past few months unfortunately) and my fiancee was baptized Episcopalian but was not really raised in the faith. My faith is very important to me and he's very supportive and open to everything, including raising children in the Catholic faith. His family is also wonderful and supportive of whatever ceremony we decide.
My concern is that we don't currently belong to a church because we still live ~1 hour apart. Planning to live together in September - will this be an issue to get married in the church? I know the best advice is to become a member and get married where you plan to raise a family but we just have no idea where we'll be right now!
I also have several uncles that are deacons - is it possible to have a true Catholic ceremony with a deacon? It's amazing how completely clueless I feel, so any input would be incredibly helpful