Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning a fairly formal big Southern, Episcopalian wedding. We’ve chosen our favorite hymns to sing during the ceremony, and though the we know the lyrics, our wedding party won’t have a clue what’s going on and won’t have hymnals while standing at the altar. Should I print small cards with the hymn lyrics? Forget it and hope they just stumble along or pretend to know the words? Has anyone found a creative way to deal with this issue?
Post # 3
@episcapalooza: I think your best resource on this question would be your officiant. Surely he/she has encountered this before, and will presumably want to encourage the wedding party’s participation in the service, so there might be a solution ready-to-go.
In Episcopal weddings, do they stand up the entire time? We are having a Catholic wedding, and I know that our wedding party will be seated in the front pew on either side during the Liturgy of the Word, the Liturgy of the Eucharist, etc. They only stand up at the altar during the Rite of Marriage. Not sure how similar the Episcopal service is.