(Closed) a couple questions about ceremony (help, wedding in 1 week)

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just happen to have the program from the catholic wedding I was at two weeks ago in my purse.

Laying the Flower, Lord Prayer, then Final blessing.

Post # 4
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

If you’re not confident, call the priest who is marrying you! 

Post # 5
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We laid the flowers after communion… which is after the lords prayer. Are you having a full mass or just the service?

Post # 6
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

The final blessing is always last, but the laying of the flowers can go anywhere, depending on your church. I’d ask your priest!!

Generally, the couple reads the prayers for the faithful.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@afbacher: I’ve actually never seen the couple read the prayers of the faithful and I’ve been to a ridiculous amount of Catholic weddings… Roman and Eastern Rites. I’ve “heard” it’s been done before but I wouldn’t say that “Generally” the couple does it. From my experience (nationwide) it’s the exception not the rule. 

The laying of flowers can go anywhere except to change the rubrics of the rite of marriage. It can be done before or after the rite. I would say that after the rite of marriage is finished before the petitions would be a good place to insert it with no mass. With mass, after communion. 

Post # 8
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had a reader (friend of the family) read the prayer of the faithful. I have never seen it done by the couple and I think the priest doing it would be quite unusual as well.  Its also a great way to honor another family member by giving them a way to participate in the mass/ceremony.

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