15. When can I set a wedding date?

15.  When can I set a wedding date?

A wedding date should never be set in stone until the declaration of nullity has been received. The reason for this is that one is never sure of the outcome of a case until it receives two affirmative decisions: usually from the Austin Tribunal and the Appellate Court. If the Austin Tribunal grants an affirmative decision, the Appellate Court may overturn that decision. Or the former spouse may decide to appeal the Austin decision to a higher court.

In certain circumstances, depending on your pastor, you may begin marriage preparation in hopes of eventually entering a new marriage. However, since the outcome is never certain, no firm dates should be set, no invitations ordered, etc., until the declaration of nullity has been received and confirmed.

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