Post # 1
Is it ok to have the priest ask the congregation to make a vow of support for the couple right after they take their vows in a Catholic wedding mass? I really like this idea (I think Mrs. Star did it, if you don’t know what I mean.)
Something like, just after the couple makes their vows to each other, the priest turns to the congregation and asks something like, “Do you, x and y’s family and friends, promise to support them, their marriage, and the family they build together, in good times and in bad?” And they all say “We do.”
Post # 3
Oh, that’s a cool idea. I think I’d talk to your priest, though? It comes down to what he feels is appropriate.
Post # 4
Actually I think sometimes they do include something similar. I know for sure in our Anglican ceremony it’s there, and that’s pretty similar to a Catholic ceremony!
Post # 5
Yeah, i’d ask the priest. But I’ve been to Catholic weddings where the congregation is asked to pray for the couple and people reach out a hand to pray over the couple (from their pews) and the priest leads everyone in a prayer. Maybe the priest could add something to the prayer along the lines that you are thinking of the support of family and friends.
Post # 6
I’ve seen it numerous times and I personally think it’s a good way to include everyone in your wedding!
Post # 7
In the Anglican/Episcopal service, this is standard, but it comes after the bride and groom’s consents (Do you…take …to be your ….?) and before the vows. In a sense, it is part of the “consent” rather than part of the “marriage contract.”
In any case, I think it is beautiful, and makes explicit want people are implicitly saying by being there–that they support you both and your marriage.
Post # 8
You do this at baptisms, don’t you? The church vows to assist in raising the child in the faith? I think it’d be the same idea at a wedding!