Dear Ann Landers, You recently printed a letter from a bride who resented the fact that several uninvited people showed up at her wedding.
According to our priest, a wedding in a church is a religious event. The church is a public building, and anyone can attend a religious service there. If the wedding were in a home or private hall, it would be different. Most people do not know that church weddings are open to the public. Only the reception is private and requires an invitation.
Please tell your readers about this. -- Mrs. B. in Dallas
Dear Mrs B., My pastor friends agree with you. People who have good manners, however, do not show up at a wedding without an invitation, no matter where it is.
Hi! It's Margo here. I'd love to know what you think of the letters -- and the answers!
Also, any additional thoughts you might have. Thanks!
They do crash the weddings, go on to the reception and then drink and eat. Some go to more than one and make it a weekend habit to crash as many as possible.
Bull pucky. People should NEVER show up to a wedding they were not invited to, no matter WHERE it is held. Period!
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