(Closed) Mom as priest? (Sorry, this is long…)

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

When I first started to read your post I thought YES!!! My little brother is marrying us and I’m REALLY excited about that BUT then when I read your point about keeping it together I just thought ohhhh yeah that would be tough. I actually nixed the song I wanted to walk down the aisle to because of that. I think if you’ve already talked to your mom about her “mother of the bride duties” vs running the ceremony and she wants you to decide then it sounds like you don’t have to worry about that. I would check with your Dad and make sure it’s not going to break his heart or anything (if you care about that – cuz ya know some girls aren’t close with their dad’s and I don’t know your situation). Next I think really you need to focus on can you keep it together, can you listen to your mom speak some amazingly powerful words of love and devotion and marry the two of you and not cry your heart out and feel the love and adoration and feel how proud she’s bound to be for both of you at that moment and not cry for joy? Do you care if you cry, does having her there leading that service out weigh all that? I think those are the things you need to think about really. Certainly it would seem she should be involved in some form but to what level I think is what you need to decide. Good luck it sounds like it will be so special!

Post # 4
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Well…  my husband’s parent’s are both Anglican priests.  I wondered what their feelings would be on officiating.  They chose to allow our minister to officiate, and they did have special reception prayers, but nothing during the ceremony.  They said they wanted to be able to fully enjoy their son’s ceremony. 

Could she do a reading for you, or do some element of the service that isn’t typically priestly?

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