A Bilingual Wedding Ceremony
Where the first language of bride and groom is not the same - as is so often the case in multi-cultural Ireland - you may wish to have the wedding ceremony celebrated in bilingual fashion, for the sake of family members and guests with a limited knowledge of English. At the very least, you should arrange to print the text of the ceremony in both languages. For this reason we have collected the basic texts for the Catholic marriage rite in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish. Portuguese, and of course, Irish.
Click here for an example of a bilingual booklet in Irish and in English.This might serve as a template for other language combinations If preparing a bilingual booklet, try to set the corresponding elements on facing pages.
Fr. Pat Rogers, "Together.ie"