Post # 1
anyone? it is the ‘old rite’ ‘traditional latin mass’ . i dont think they are very common, i have only ever seen one and it was awesome.
what did your guests think, could they follow it ok? were they ok with it being all in latin?
what did you do for music of teh mass? and music for communion?
what made you choose this style of mass for the wedding and do you normally attend the old rite?
Post # 3
I’m not Catholic and I’m having a Humanist ceremony (appropriate for two atheists) but I have to confess that I was disappointed the first time I was at a mass and it was in English (after years of singing requiem masses in Latin as choral works).
Post # 4
I never went to a wedding ceremony that was done in Latin. But I went to one in Polish, which I don’t speak. To be honest, I was bored to tears and drifting off in daydreams for the most part. One hour into it, I was ready to strangle somebody. Pretty bad for a bridesmaid, huh?
Post # 5
@AprilJo2011: really?! did you have a booklet to translate? i have my heart soooo set on a tridentine mass. but about half of the guests including some of my famly are not going to be catholic. so i am worried they will feel like you did. i always assumed they would be so in awe of the sacrament that they wil think it amazing.
do you have any suggestions how i can make it less boring for those who are bored?
did yours have any nice Gregorian chant or other music?
i would want a full mass with communion so looking at about 1 hour 30 which is a long time to listen to latin if people are unsure!
@SpecialSundae: im sorry if i offended you in the other thread, i thought you were catholic and taking the mick.
Post # 6
mine won’t be tridentine, but it will be practically the closest a novus ordo can get…
the priest will face ad orientem, there will be lots of gregorian chant and even a choral sanctus/benedictus/agnus dei, we will use the communion rail, but all of the speaking will be in english. pretty much perfect in my opinion!
Post # 7
I grew up with the Mass in Latin and it was never as beautiful once it changed to English. I can’t imagine anyone being bored hearing it all in Latin. It is so absolutely beautiful…I’d love it!
I have also been to weddings and I believe they are much longer…more like 2+ hours.
Post # 8
I was the only person among the guests who didn’t speak any Polish, so there was no booklet or any other translation. I just had to sit through it. If they had had Gregorian chants I probably would have been less bored, since I think those are beautiful. But it was a regular (well, 1.5 hour) mass with organ music.
If half of your guests are not Catholic, then I think it is too optimistic of you to assume they will be in awe of the sacrament you will receive. It will not have the same significance to them as it will to you. They will be there to see you exchange vows, rings, and a kiss.
Post # 9
Well, I’m not Catholic, don’t speak latin, and would find it epic. 😀 Make sure to include what in the world is going on in English on the program because from what I understand full Catholic mass is confusing to the outsiders in English to begin with. But especially if you have good music, I think people can get over themselves long enough to sit through it since it seems important to you.
Post # 10
I speak Latin! I went to a couple of Latin masses and they were pretty gravy. But you know, a lot of people don’t like Latin masses. Like, Catholic people as well as easily-bored people and people who are not medievalists (ahem). It’s your wedding, you can do what you want, but everyone might not like that. But hey! That’s true of pretty much every single decision you’re going to make, so welcome to Weddingbee, kid! Follow your dreams!
Post # 11
I go to Latin mass twice a month at a nearby parish. FI is too shy/scared to come.
We are having a Novus Ordo wedding. Both of our families are Catholic, but I want everyone to be comfortable, including my FI.
We are getting married under the new Roman Missal, which texts are more true to the latin original, so I am excited about that!
Post # 12
I’ll be honest – I’d be bored out of my mind at a 90 minute ceremony where I couldn’t understand a word of what was going on. Unless the program writes out the tranlation of all 90 minutes worth of speaking, I will be bored and daydreaming.
Post # 13
The missalette has latin on one side and english on the opposite page, which you could follow along. And the homily/sermon is in English.