I have a friend that’s in trouble. She is Protestant, and she is marrying a Catholic friend of mine. She’s really upset because she has agreed to marry him in a Catholic Church, but she believes that her dress must cover her shoulders. This is starting to become an issue to her, because she has always given when it comes to religion (she goes to the Catholic Student Association with him, she goes to Mass with him instead of a Protestant Church, etc.) This is the one thing she wants, though, is to have her ‘perfect dress’.
Anyway, I’m looking for some documents one way or the other on this one (hopefully to tell her that she can wear a dress without shoulders).
From a pastoral perspective, and with everything that she’s already given up, it seems like it would be okay to let her have a shoulderless dress, but like I said, I’m looking for documentation.