I was raised Protestant and am in the process of becoming Catholic. I’ve been to multiple Protestant weddings, which in my experience always happen outside of a normal church service, and the local congregation may or may not be invited to the ceremony.
I was in Mexico a couple weeks ago and attended a mass on Saturday evening at a local church. It turns out that there was a wedding happening, although it was a regularly scheduled time for a normal mass. No one seemed upset that I was there, so is there any reason I shouldn’t have been there?
Are Catholic weddings usually during regular mass times, or are they during specially arranged times? Or does this depend on what the parish wants to do? If I go to a Saturday evening mass in the US, is there a chance I’ll drop in on a wedding?