Tuesday, July 10, 2007

10 Commandments...

While my mind wonders into endless hallways of imagination, I realized I needed to focus on something to relax and go to bed. So I did my usual routine of flipping through my favorite websites and came accross a great article about the 10 Commandments of Wedding Ceremonies. I laughed hard since it had to do with a Roman Catholic wedding ceremony and I could only wonder what people will think at ours when we bust our the kneelers! :)

Here's an excert of the fabulous article:

1. Thou shall not exceed the length of any standard "Seinfeld" episode (not counting series finales). There is absolutely no reason for everyone to be sitting in a church on a nice summer day for more than a half-hour. The wedding I attended recently was a Filipino wedding (ironically, two out of the four weddings I have gone to in my life have been Filipino) so not only did we have to deal with all of the Catholic traditions including the dreaded communion, but we also had to stand idly by and watch all of the Filipino rituals, like this weird cord ceremony where the bride and groom have to be tied together for half an hour. Plus the officiator was flown in from Manila, was the bride’s uncle, and a freaking bishop in the pope's army—suffice it to say that this man had a lot of wisdom to bestow.

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4. Movement shall be kept to a minimum. I understand the importance of standing up to sing because you have to allow all of those great singers to use their diaphragm when they’re belting out those holy choruses, but I don’t understand the tradition of standing up for every little thing during a wedding. Plus, if granny in the wheelchair who is taking up the entire aisle isn't going to stand up, then I'm not either.

...read more here


So this gives me more justification to not do a full ceremony mass and shorten it up a bit. If you could add onto the 10 Commandments, what would you say?

2 comments:

Still a Miss. said...

Hmm...
Thou shall not bring a baby with our a bottle. I love babies and I know we will have a few at the wedding. I just hope they are in a very good mood that day.

Vigilante said...

Good one!!!