Bridesmaid as a Cantor?

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm, is the cantor stand on the right or left?If she has to cross over to the groom’s side for every song, it might get a bit discracting. How many songs are you thinking about?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

SoontoBeMrsKG:  I’m the bride, and I’m cantoring the psalm at my own wedding, so I guess I’ve just taken an attitude of “whatever” towards what is usually done and not.

Generally, people understand moving across the church during the liturgy of the word quite well.

If you are in a situation where your bridesmaid will need to cross the altar to cantor every time she sings, and she’s singing multiple times, it may be best for her to process and then go to sit in the place closest to the podium she’ll be using. 

Will it be different than ‘normal’? Sure. However, everyone will understand her not sitting next to the bridesmaids in that situation, since it will be less distracting for her to go directly near the podium and then cross to stand with you while you exchange vows.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

SoontoBeMrsKG:  Ceremony only is basically just the liturgy of the word and the exchange of vows.

So no, there usually is no singing during the exchange of vows and your cantor will not be missing from the bridesmaids during this portion.

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