(Closed) Ceremony – Bride and Groom sit separately?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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kimberlypaige28:  Is this a Catholic ceremony? Even at those, I’ve never seen the bride and groom sit completely separately, although I have seen a lot of the bride and groom sitting together off to one side for much of the ceremony. But no, I’ve never seen them have to go sit down with their halves of the bridal party. 

Post # 3
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Yeah, I’m catholic and Ive never seen the bride and groom sit during the ceremony. is this priest legit?

Post # 4
1325 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

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kimberlypaige28:  We did not have a catholic ceremony, but I’ll tell you that you could not have parted me from my groom with a crowbar after meeting him at the altar.

I would tell your priest that you will be sitting together, and if he doesn’t like it, he can shove it.

Post # 5
925 posts
Busy bee

I have only seen the bride and groom sit together to the side of the altar. I suppose they do this in church weddings rather than standing the whole time because the ceremony goes longer than civil ceremonies. I think it’s weird for him to make you sit in the pews where all the guests are sitting though – you should be together and facing the guests, not separate from each other in your own ceremony. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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kimberlypaige28:  I’ve never seen the bride and groom sit during the ceremony at all, separate OR together. They always always walk in (groom from side, bride down the aisle), stand for ceremony, then walk out (together). I’ve seen a few where the wedding party sit down up at the alter, but never bride & groom.

Post # 9
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

No we definitely didn’t do this. We had two chairs on the altar where we sat together during the readings. 

Post # 10
2963 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m catholic and i have heard of this, but have never seen it done. we had the option of doing it for our ceremony, but we chose not to.  since i’m not familiar with it, i wasn’t sure if i’d be happy with it in the end, so we just stuck with what we knew. i don’t think there’s anything wrong with doing that way tho. my church coordinator said it adds a really nice touch to the ceremony, so i think it would be cool to see one day. 

and i hope you were nice when you explained to your officiant that you’d rather sit together and didn’t tell him to shove it.

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