If you've ever talked to an engaged couple, especially a bride, a few months prior to the wedding day, you might hear them wondering such things as, "should we have red roses or white lilies for the bridesmaids?" and "I can't decide what shade of off-white I like best for the cake icing" or even, "which do you like better, the four-inch heels with an open toe or the three-and-a-quarter-inch ones with a bow?" The husband-to-be would probably have a blank stare on his face accompanied with a far-away look in his eyes, lost in memories of days when choosing which football game to watch on TV was the hardest decision he ever had to make.
These days many people are so caught up in the little details of the perfect wedding day that they forget about the true meaning of marriage. The bride only wears an expensive white gown and her best jewelry for one day....but what about all the other days of her life? He sure looks cute now with those blonde streaks, but how will his hair look with gray ones? It all comes down to...how do I know I want to spend the rest of my life with this one person in a holy vocation of marriage? We hope this section of our Vocations page will help you answer that question.
If you'd like to get married at St. Mary's, or just do your preparation here, see our Marriage Ministry page.