(Closed) Full catholic mass wedding with some non Catholic guests?

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 31
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018


Post # 32
7059 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your sister is being a brat. I’d tell her if she can’t sit through your ceremony and act like an adult she should feel free to stay home for the reception too. The reception is to celebrate the marriage and if she can’t be present for the ceremony she shouldn’t get to attend the party.

I just don’t understand this concept of not being of a certain faith so you can’t be bothered to attend a ceremony for it? I’m not Catholic but have attended plenty of Catholic weddings over the years. I don’t necessarily believe everything they teach, but I love my friends/family and am happy to attend. I never take communion there as I’m not Catholic and I’ve never been made to feel weird that I stay seated.


Post # 33
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

We are catholic and are having a full catholic mass for our wedding. Some of our friends aren’t catholic and they will be attending, we have also attended weddings that weren’t catholic.

Post # 34
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Summit Country Day School Chapel/The Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors

We are having a full Catholic mass as both myself and my Fiance are Catholics. We have friends coming who are not Catholic. I have bridesmaids who aren’t Catholic. My sister/MOH considers herself an Athiest and she will be standing next to me. It’s a matter of being a respectful adult. 

My mom converted to Catholicism and prior to that would stay seated during communion. It’s not a big deal! They can also go up and receive a blessing from the priest if they would like. 

Post # 35
5046 posts
Bee Keeper

jesuslover82 :  Well it might be long for most people, but it’s YOUR wedding! If you’re both devout Catholics then you should do what you want. It’s unfair for your family to tell you to change the religious part of the ceremony, which is quite important.

And I say this as someone who is having a fully secular ceremony. I’ve been to other faith weddings and it’s fine. I’ve never been to a full catholic wedding and I’ve heard they are long, but you know what? If my friend was Catholic and was getting married, I would go because it’s their day of celebration.

Post # 36
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a full Mass at our wedding.  Most of our families are Catholic to one degree or another but our friends and extended family are a whole range.  We took the view that as long as we informed them as part of the invitation, and offered the option of just coming to the Reception, then that it was up to them what they did.

If like us you faith is important to you, then you should do what you want.  We have all been to other weddings and as guests we all respect the wishes of the couple.

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