Posted by Laura W on June 28, 1998 at 01:06:23:
In response to Late weddings, written by Sarah P on June 22, 1998 at 05:13:44
] ] Sometime ago somebody said that Catholics were not allowed evening weddings before Vatican II.
I think that was me!
] Well, yesterday night I found one of my great grandmother's wedding invitation cards, and guess what? she was married at 9 pm (and it was the year 191...).
I agree with Sarah's suggestion that an evening wedding probably did not include a nuptial mass. If one of the couple was not Catholic, and did not become Catholic in preparation of the marriage, then there was no mass. They could still be married in church by a priest (if the person was a baptized Christian), but they could not celebrate their vows with a mass.
I don't know for sure, but I would guess that prior to Vatican II marriages could be celebrated outside of the prescribed hours of 8-12. I am not sure though.
So the possibilities include (1) your grandfather wasn't Catholic, (2) there was no nuptial mass, (3) the wedding wasn't celebrated in a church by a priest. There may be other possibilities too of course.
Please let us know what your grandmother remembers! My other hobby is genealogy-- see my home page for details.
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