Are we expected to be there for the church sermon?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3156 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ForeverBirds:  Hmm.  That’s tough.  I’d aim to get there around 11:30.  They’ll need to clear the church after the service to get ready.  Services don’t typically take 2 hours so maybe they’ll start early?

I don’t know!  I’ve never heard of that.  The invite doesn’t have a SPECIFIC time?

Post # 4
562 posts
Busy bee

I think I would just go at 10:30 like your invitation says. Sometimes church websites and bullitens are not correct. Someone could have accidentaly posted the wrong time. Your invitation is more likely to be correct. Ultimately it is up to you both regarding what you feel comfortable with, though. It’s a shame you can’t clarify by asking another person going to the wedding. Hope it gets figured out! 

Edit: ohh, I’m sorry. I just realized they meant a church service was starting at 10:30, not the wedding service. Hm… I agree with maybe aiming for 11:30

Post # 5
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Most likely the vast majority of people invited attend the church. I’ve seen one wedding like this, they had the ceremony in between two services. It would probably be easiest for you to go for the service (to make sure you have seats and that you don’t accidentally miss it) but I really doubt that you have to.

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