Do we HAVE to do these pre marriage courses? When h2b and I booked our local parish for our wedding next year the pre marriage courses came up in conversation with the priest and receptionist. We're from Northern Ireland. It's a 2 day course and it's charging us £95 which I don't really want to do but I'm scared that if I don't the Priest won't marry us and all our planning will be for nothing!! Is there perhaps other options that we can look at other than courses? I spoke with the people via email who run the courses and asked her about other options which she said I could find online but I've come up with nothing.