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Silly question...

In Catholic weddings, is there a "You may now kiss the bride" moment?  I haven't been to one in awhile, but for some reason I was under the impression the Catholic church doesn't do it. Just curious! Obviously not a big deal either way.
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    edited December 2011
    Our priest no longer does that. In fact, I haven't really seen it done at the Catholic weddings I have been to recently. I think he just pronounced us husband and wife and he told us during the rehearsal that we could kiss after that.
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    ring_popring_pop member
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    edited December 2011
    Our priest sort of whispered "You can kiss now" to us after the vows and all that.
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    mswood1977mswood1977 member
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    edited December 2011
    Our priest did say this after the exchanging of rings, he also encouraged us to kiss again during the sign of the peace.  I think it depends on your priest, but it isn't really part of the catholic service.
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    edited December 2011
    I am embarrassed to admit I truly don't remember....maybe we should've splurged on a videographer after all?

    If I had to guess I don't think that was said - however I know we did kiss at some point during the ceremony. Sheesh. My memory is sad.
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    Calypso1977Calypso1977 member
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    edited December 2011
    i havent seen this at any wedding recently, Catholic or otherwise.
    our priest also did not say "i now pronounce you", nor were we introduced or presented by the priest.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_catholic-weddings_silly-question?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:615Discussion:254cce92-0199-4541-9380-a9a45bc57b9bPost:48bea52a-10df-44e9-82be-e87571f169e7">Re: Silly question...</a>:
    [QUOTE]Our priest no longer does that. In fact, I haven't really seen it done at the Catholic weddings I have been to recently. I think he just pronounced us husband and wife and he told us during the rehearsal that we could kiss after that.
    Posted by MissySue20[/QUOTE]

    This is exactly what our priest did.  We discussed it at our rehearsal.  At the end of the mass he did a final blessing, then introduced us as Mr. & Mrs. and that was our signal to kiss.  I haven't been to a wedding in years that actually uses the words "you may now kiss the bride" and I think it is especially uncommon in most Catholic weddings.  HTH
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    ootmother2ootmother2 member
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    edited December 2011
    The deacon, uncle of the bride did announce them and said "Okay to kiss now"

    right, they really needed permission.
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    edited December 2011
    Our ceremony doesn't have it, but I've been to other Catholic wedding which have. All of FI friends and mine have done it. I think it depends on the priest doing the wedding and if you tell them it's something you want.

    We don't normally even touch!! Gotta love old Roman Catholic traditions...lol
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    edited December 2011
    I wasn't even sure if there was a moment we'd get to kiss.  Not that the priest would necessarily have to say that sentence.  I guess we'll find out at our rehersal if theres a time we get to kiss or not :)
    Anniversary DS was born 11/30/12... so in love :)
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    meganb1977meganb1977 member
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    edited December 2011
    Try to work it out with your priest if you're concerned about it, if it is important to you to have that moment, it's worth asking about.
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