Only about 1/4 of my guests out of 240 are catholic, maybe even a little less then 1/4. So, many of my guests have been personally asking me how long our wedding ceremony is going to be and would I be offended if they just come to the reception. It is the most irritating thing in the entire world right now. I don't understand why people can't spend 40 to 60 mins a catholic church to watch their neice, cousin, granddaughter.... get married!!!! I've been saying, "Yes, if the only reason you aren't coming to my ceremony is because of the mass then don't come to any of it." Maybe these people think they will melt or something if they step foot in a catholic church. My dads family isn't religous at all and they actually gave my dad crap for becoming a catholic. But even my future mother inlaw and father inlaw have been complaining about it and complain to our guests about it. Not very respectful if you ask me. Get over it, I'm Catholic, your son is marrying a catholic, your grandchildren are going to recieve the sacrements in the catholic church!!! Uggggg.... Am I doing the right thing by telling people not to come at all if they can't even be respectful to the fact that I am catholic and yes our wedding is a mass?
I've been engaged to my FI for almost 2 years now. We were waiting until both us graduated with our BS degree from college. So last May we met with my priest and set the wedding date for June 25 2011. I mailed our STD cards out in September and 2 months later my cousin got engaged. She decided that it would be a great idea to have her wedding the week before mine. I really just brushed it off my shoulders and was just thinking.. who cares. But then my mom, mother inlaw and sisters had a bridal shower for me just a week ago. When they sent the invites out 3 wks before the shower, the day most people received it in the mail my cousin made flyers for her bridal shower and was handing them out to people which she made her shower the week before mine!!!! I also have been really nice to her and helped her with addresses and everything and she has been bad mouthing me and my wedding. Making fun of the catholic faith and just bashing me. My parents promised me if I waited until graduation to get married they would pay for everything so I have been very lucky to get everything from a hummer limo to the best DJ in our county compared to her broken down neon and I-pod.... So they have been calling me spoiled and bad words. I am graduating from a private, very expensive college that I paid entirly on my own with loans, I have worked very hard to get where I am at. I am far from spolied and I am so annoyed that they are acting this way. Help!!! What am I suppose to do to get them to stop? Am I just being a baby or do I have a right to be irritated? Please let me know, there's really nothing anyone could say to me that could hurt me any worse then what they have been spreading about me and my catholic faith!