Post # 1
Does anyone know if it’s possible to switch the order of mass, specifically having the Liturgy of the Eucharist(Communion) before you say your vows. I want to have a full mass but really want to have the last thing be our vows/kiss because I tend to find it anti-climatic (in my opinion) to have the vows then do communion.
I’ll be sure of ask our priest but I wanted to run it past your guys just in case this is pretty much blasphemy or something,
Thanks in Advance!
Post # 3
I don’t think it would work but it doesn’t hurt to talk to your priest about your feelings and he will explain why and/or do something else special to accommodate you (something special during the nuptial blessing? you can still kiss again after nuptial blessing).
I don’t think your idea would work because mass (whether it’s a sunday mass or a nuptial mass) culminates in the transformation of the bread/wine into Jesus. That’s the climax. If you have that climax early on, then your rite of marriage seems like an after thought, and it won’t feel that it’s incorporated into the mass.
Another important thing is it will be a first communion as a married couple for you & your will-be husband. That’s very precious. It will be kind of weird to receive communion as an unmarried single person and then get married. The symbolism would be lost.
Post # 4
Thanks Pren! I actually never thought about it in that manner.
Post # 5
They usually do the kiss last even though the actually vows are before communion, I def think your priest would at least allow that!
Post # 6
I used to think it would be anti-climactic too, but at the Catholic wedding we recently attended, it actually served to build anticipation just a bit more. At the end of mass, the priest announced his pleasure to introduce Mr. and Mrs. X for the first time, and they kissed at that point to applause, then the recessional music started. So it works out in the end!
Post # 7
OMG the priest will freak if you even ask!!! No way will they change the order of the mass for anything! Too much tradition and theology. I’ve been at marriages where the bride and groom give out communion which is nice.