It is very unlike myself to ask a question on CA. But this one has stumped me. I am hoping for an answer, vs. a bunch of links and doctrine to read. An answer and source to view later would be ok.
I have caught myself watching mindless, and numbing reality shows. This particular show is about 4 engaged women (about to be married) attended and critiqueing (sp) the event from start to finish. At the end the one with the most points gets a honeymoon trip …somewhere.
I happened to watch two episodes back to back. One of the weddings took place in Ft. Lauderdale FL in a Catholic Church. This Church was what some would call “Church in the Round”. It was modern looking and very bright inside. The first thing I noticed was the “Wedding March” played as the bride walked down the aisle. I thought, “Surely, this is a just a fluke.” Then when the ceremony was finished, it played the usual ending of wedding march song “recessional” (sp). In 1981, when I got married, that was a no-no. And I was married in “Church in the Round” what most would call “progressive”. My brother and sis in law, married in the same Church 10 yrs later and still, The Wedding March was a no-no.
So I sat there puzzled:confused: and watched the rest of the show.
The next show came on and one of the brides was getting married at St. Peter’s in Little Italy NY. Surely, I thought, no “Wedding March” here. Guess, what? Yep, the Wedding March song, and the same for the “recessional” (sp).
Now I’m really confused. I also noticed “benches” up on the altar where the bride and groom “sat”. I remember a small kneeler and “no” bench. We basically stood up the whole time. Same with my brother and sis-in-law.
Did something change with the wedding music, or did I miss the memo?:shrug: