So, my friend is having a traditional Catholic wedding in the next few days and I am very excited for her!
But, I have some concerns as I am not familiar with Catholicism and am worried I may accidently do something offensive or make myself look stupid, and thus make her feel embarrassed. A few months ago, I asked a of couple times if there is going to be any kind of rehearsal and apparently there won't be. She explained that we won't be told what to to do until 30 minutes before the ceremony. She also explained to me that she hasn't spoken to her priest about the process but that the rest of her family is handling it.
Now, I just recently received a text that some of the bridal party is meeting up prior to the wedding the night before to discuss the ceremony but that I don' t need to come.
Is it normal to not have a rehearsal prior to a traditional Catholic wedding? Is there anything I should know besides the basics?
I also recently discovered that she has provided us with jewelry to wear as our BM gift. Of course I don't mind receiving jewelry as a gift, but I wanted to wear my own since I matched it to the shoes and dress she selected for us to wear.
I don't want to come off as rude if I don't wear it but I'd much rather wear my own.