Catholic Wedding Rite and Ritual
Roman Catholic weddings have a charm and beauty that add to the significance of the Big Day. The priest in the Church marries the bride and groom. The wedding nuptials (the religious wedding ceremonies) are conducted during a Mass. The congregation includes the immediate family of the couple, close relatives and friends. His Best Man, usually a close friend, accompanies the groom. The Bride's closest friend is chosen to be her Bridesmaid or her Maid of Honour (if she is married). The church choir sings hymns during the wedding mass. The nuptials are followed by a fun-filled reception, where everyone celebrates and joins in to wish the newly-weds.