Post # 1
We are getting married at a vineyard in September. The ceremony and reception will be in the same location, so we want the ceremony to be memorable and longer than 15 minutes, but without having someone sing, read 5 scriptures, etc.
SO, We were thinking about having communion during the ceremony and incorporate the water to wine scripture. This would also help to give cousins, in-laws, friends a place in the wedding and not just have them guard the guest book.
I have never been to a wedding where communion was served and I don’t know if it would make some people uncomfortable. We are not Methodist, so it would be an “open table” where it woud be clear that you are not being forced. Opinions, Please and thank you! 🙂
Post # 3
Are there a lot of people in your guest list you think would participate? I take it you guys are going to take communion, but you said you aren’t Methodist, are you with another church? If you aren’t going to take communion yourselves I think that would be a little strange. Also, I don’t know of pastors/preachers who would serve it outside of church though so you might want to double check that it’ll be okay.
Post # 4
I’m a little confused. I think its weird to have communion if you don’t normally take it. But if you do and its part of the ceremony I guess thats ok. As a Catholic I wouldn’t take communion unless it was a part of the mass etc. but thats just me. I think I need more of an explanation on how you’d do it/what religion it was a part of to give a better opinion.
Post # 5
OOPS!! I meant to say we ARE Methodist. Sorry that was confusing.
I feel that majority of the people invited would participate, and we would participate and maybe even help serve. The preacher said that she has done it in the past and would do it at our weddng.
Post # 6
Ohh!! Makes so much more sense now. Yeah I think its fine and if you want it go for it. I’ve been to a Christian wedding (can’t remember the exact demonination) where they had communion, my family and I, as did others we knew were Catholic just waited in our seats, it was fine.