October 2014 Weddings
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Respect the church-no electronics

Hey Folks! My wedding is just around the corner like most of you- October 11... we're having a catholic wedding, however, a majority of our guests are not religious and they are not aware of the proper "respect" for being in a church. I was planning on having little cards on the pews so people are more apt to pick them up and read them that say the following: Welcome to the wedding, but also Mass. While a majority of the guests are not religious, the Bride and Groom have been brought up as practicing Catholics. Mass is a Holy and Sacred Act; it is during the Mass when all the graces and merits of our Lord’s sacrifice are applied to our souls in a sacramental fashion. With this being said, we ask you to please show your respect to the Lord, the priest, and most importantly, to the Bride and Groom by turning all of your electronic devices off or on to vibrate (yes, this also includes phones and cameras). The Bride and Groom thank you and hope you enjoy the ceremony! Does that sound over pushy or too wordy or just enough to inform the guests that it's also a mass in church ? Thanks everyone! I hope everyone's planning is going smoothly!!

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    While many folks attending may not be religious or aren't Catholic specifically, most people have been to weddings in churches and they also know what a church is for.  I think you get way too detailed in your explanation and if you are going to have something that requests no electronics, keep it short and sweet.  As a non-religious person, but raised Catholic, I don't want to read all about those things you mentioned, to be honest.  The shorter the better.  It doesn't need to explain why it's all about the religion, it should just be known that it's a matter of respect, whether in a church or elsewhere. 
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    That's what I wanted to know, thanks so much! Unfortunately, I have been to 10 weddings, 7 of them being in a church and unfortunately I think you would be surprised of the lack of respect I have seen- my father said "you would hope" as well. 

    Thank you again!
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    leahbt333 said:
    Hey Folks! My wedding is just around the corner like most of you- October 11... we're having a catholic wedding, however, a majority of our guests are not religious and they are not aware of the proper "respect" for being in a church. I was planning on having little cards on the pews so people are more apt to pick them up and read them that say the following: Welcome to the wedding, but also Mass. While a majority of the guests are not religious, the Bride and Groom have been brought up as practicing Catholics. Mass is a Holy and Sacred Act; it is during the Mass when all the graces and merits of our Lord’s sacrifice are applied to our souls in a sacramental fashion. With this being said, we ask you to please show your respect to the Lord, the priest, and most importantly, to the Bride and Groom by turning all of your electronic devices off or on to vibrate (yes, this also includes phones and cameras). The Bride and Groom thank you and hope you enjoy the ceremony! Does that sound over pushy or too wordy or just enough to inform the guests that it's also a mass in church ? Thanks everyone! I hope everyone's planning is going smoothly!!
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