I am new to this forum so apologies if I get anything wrong!! I was hoping to get some advice please. We are getting married in Thailand Easter 2018 in a non-religious ceremony. My family are quite religious and so we also wanted to have a Catholic blessing in my hometown in Kerry during Summer 2018 to include my family's traditions.
I contacted my local priest but unfortunately he said no to a blessing of a civil marriage but we could have a Catholic wedding ceremony. Neither I nor H2B are religious (I was raised Catholic but atheist now and H2B no religion) and we really don't want a full Catholic ceremony (would require a pre-marriage course, pledging to raise children in catholic faith, etc. and we don't want to lie).
There are mixed messages online about these blessings - some say no but other websites say it's at the discretion of the priest. Has anyone else had any experience with this or can offer any advice?