(Closed) Is this normal?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Have you ever been to a ceremony were the bride and groom sit?
    Yes : (16 votes)
    70 %
    No : (7 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I know in a Catholic ceremony, if you are having a full mass, the bride and groom sit for a while. 

    Post # 4
    13295 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yes, I’ve seen this happen during a full Catholic wedding mass.  Not sure which religion you’re looking at, but I’m guessing it’s because the length of the ceremony.  The Catholic wedding mass is like 45-60 minutes long, so it would be a long time to be standing. 

    Post # 5
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve never seen it happen, but I have heard of it happening.

    I think it is more common in longer religious ceremonies. All the weddings I’ve been to have been short and secular ceremonies.

    Post # 6
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’ve never been to a wedding where this happened but that’s because I’ve never been to a catholic wedding. I know it’s a common practice for that particular regligion and I think also for some Episcipal (sp?) and perhaps more Orthodox Luthern services as well.

    Post # 7
    1061 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We had an Anglican (Episcopal) wedding w/ communion and there was sitting for us.  We also knelt for many parts of the ceremony.

    Post # 8
    1013 posts
    Bumble bee

    During a full or even part Catholic mass the bride and groom sit during the readings. 

    Post # 10
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We sat durring the first half of our wedding…. while it was a religious ceremony, it wasn’t because of this that we did it.  For us it was because we skipped the whole walking down the aisle thing, it was a very small crowd and it worked really well with the layout of our venue….. 

    Post # 11
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @Kari 2012: we sat and kneeled quite a few tims during our ceremony but we had a full mass. Catholic wedding’s without the mass basically cut out communion. you will still go through all the motions and do readings, gospel and homily so there will be a few chances for you to sit down.

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