(Closed) Catholic Brides or other brides !

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our ceremony on Sat is a full mass so no…I will not be attending mass on Sunday.

Frankly..you’ll be a married couple, your parents can’t “force” you to do anything.

Post # 4
196 posts
Blushing bee

I’m with PinkPinstripes. If it was a full mass and you had communion, I wouldn’t go the next morning. I don’t see anything wrong with that. 🙂

Post # 5
45 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

My husband and I did attend Mass the next morning at 8am (our reception went late as well). Our wedding was a full Mass at 3pm on Saturday, but since the readings were not those of the Sunday Mass, it did not fulfill the Sunday obligation. We went to Mass at 8, then had to leave right away so we could get to the airport with enough time to spare for our honeymoon. Honestly, we should have been exhausted since we barely got sleep the week before the wedding, but we were running on adrenaline from the excitement of the weekend that we weren’t even tired when we woke up to go to Mass and pack! You may be able to get a dispensation, but I would ask the priest celebrating your wedding about that.

Just my two cents, going to Mass together is not a bad way to start your marriage 🙂

Post # 7
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Technically (and this is according to the church, not my own opinion) a mass on Saturday only counts for your weekend “obligation” if it begins after 4pm (I believe).  So depending on when your ceremony mass is on Saturday it may or may not TECHNICALLY fulfill your “obligation”.

You didn’t say in your post above, but are you having a full nuptial mass or just a ceremony?

Post # 9
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@calypso0712: It’s after 4pm AND has to have the sunday readings… (i.e. not customized to the couples liking.)

We had a 4pm mass but it wasn’t fulfilling our Sunday obligation so we attended the 11am mass. We usually go to 9 so we didn’t want to wake up too early or run into a lot of people we know, lol. 


Post # 10
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

does your church have a 5pm mass? 

Post # 11
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ohhlala: we were SO tired but I was dragged to mass by my extended family who were visiting. Our ceremony was at 3pm on Saturday so it didn’t count for sunday. Darling Husband got out of it by taking a nap. Again, we had a late reception, we were running on no sleep and excitement. I think we must have gotten 3 hours of sleep on our wedding night just because we had to visit with so many people who were staying with us (we left to get to our hotel at 2am)

Post # 12
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We went the next morning at 11 am.  We got a giggle out of the parallels between that Mass and our wedding Mass…it was bizarre!

Post # 13
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My mother, who is pretty darn close to The Church Lady, would definitely want everyone at mass on Sunday morning after a Saturday night wedding.  I don’t really feel compelled to fulfill “the Sunday obligation” (even though my wedding is on Friday night) and got room blocks at a hotel that’s across the street from one of the three Catholic churches here. 


Post # 15
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We didn’t have mass at our wedding (I’m not Catholic) and Darling Husband didn’t get there the next day.   He does go regularly and no one seemed to care when they met us for lunch at mom’s the next afternoon.

Post # 16
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yeah, like others have said, the wedding mass doesn’t fulfill your obligation. Despite that, we did not attend mass on Sunday (we had to drive 5 hours back home, and pack for our honeymoon, leaving for the airport at 4:30am on Monday).  My husband is one of the most routine mass attenders I have ever known, and he usually lets it go the day after weddings (obvious exception for when we attend non-Catholic weddings). 

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