Post # 1
My Fiance and I want to have communion at our wedding. He has asked that we kneel to recieve the bread and wine, which isn’t a problem. The problem with including the rest of the wedding party and congregation is that the wedding party is standing between the alter and communion rail. Normally, the pastor and communion assistant walk where the girls and guys will be standing to distrubite the bread and wine. I thought that we might be able to reserve the very first row of pews on each side for the girls and guys, but the church is so small that I’m not sure that we can afford to give up the seating. Any sugguestions as to what we might be able to do? We want to include our friends and family, but the alter is small and we don’t know quite where to put people.
Post # 3
I don’t know how this all works but maybe you could have people come up in groups? I remember them doing this at a few churches I was at as a kid.
Post # 4
Check with your pastor. I’m sure this is not the first time he’s done communion at a wedding, and he will know how to make the logistics flow.
By The Way, sorry for the nit-pick, but it’s “altAR.” AltER is what you do to get your dress fitted. (It will go over better with the pastor, if you communicate with him in writing about communion, etc., if you don’t misspell altar.)
Post # 5
Churches do a lot of weddings, you should give a call to the church coordinator and ask how they usually do it. You can also ask that they throw this in in the run down so you will know just where to go.