(Closed) Wear to a Catholic Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That’s totally fine. I would bring a wrap or pashmina for the ceremony, because some churches, particularly cathedrals do request that shoulders are covered. Some don’t care at all but might as well be prepared. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It seems really short.

Most churches nowadays don’t really care, especially for weddings, so it comes down more to the issue of respect. You are in a holy place and having a ton of leg or back or chest exposed is distracting and not very respectful.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Better to err on the side of caution so I would suggest something like a shrug type small jacket thingie that goes over your shoulders to cover it.

Priest who is marrying us asked us to cover our shoulders and knees. While my knees are covered by my wedding gown, I am putting some tulle around my shoulders to cover it.

Although I attend his church regularly and I constantly see women wearing translucent tops, spaghetti straps, mini-skirts, etc. And here I am, having to follow this outrageous request. (grr!)

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Sasha2011:I think that more churches would enforce this regularly, but from a practical standpoint, it’s just alot easier to enforce it for a wedding. Plus, if you are a bride, you are standing up front, compared to someone who is just in a pew.

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