What do you say Fathers?
Yes or No? Why or why not?
Keep it brief please.
I have only seen such a "first kiss" occur during the Mass itself once in about fifty years. I thought it not appropriate at the time and still do.
Other times, after the sacred liturgical rites have ended, in both Latin and Eastern Rites I have seen the bride and groom introduced "for the first time as Mr. & Mrs John Smith.." after which the couple exchange a brief, tasteful kiss to the applause of their family and friends as the recessional begins to play.
All that being said, I have never had a bride or groom ask me, "When do we kiss?"
We see all kinds of things in life that we don't necessarily want to see. In times of joy people are spontaneous. I don't think clapping is appropriate during any liturgical rite, but sometimes it happens. When it does, all we can to is redirect people back to the focus of of the rite with dignity and charity.
|Michael Voris cuts a rug at the wedding reception of one of his staff.|
Pull that stick out.