Getting Married in the Diocese of Wilmington? Congratulations!
The First Step in preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony is to contact your priest/parish at least one year prior to the anticipated wedding date. The marrying clergy will assist you in fulfilling the necessary canonical and formational requirements, and guide you through this special and enriching time of preparation for a life-long Christ-centered marriage. The series of meetings with your marrying clergy is referred to as “Stage I” of the diocesan marriage process. During your first meeting you will be given the marriage preparation registration brochure. The brochure will assist you in choosing the appropriate marriage preparation program (“Stage II”).