The wedding blessing
The priest then offers the Nuptial Blessing. Just before Communion is served, there will be the “sign of peace”.
The priest will say, “Let us offer each other a sign of peace,” which is an indication for everyone to turn to their neighbors, shake their hands, and say, “Peace be with you,” or some other friendly greeting.
Sometimes, relatives or very close friends will hug and a mother may kiss her child at this point.
The Religious Rite of Marriage
Communion in the Roman Catholic Church is technically reserved for baptized Catholics only. The priest will indicate what the local custom is. Communion, the commemorations of Christ’s last supper, is the ceremony in which bread and wine are consecrated and taken as the body and blood of Christ. To take communion, people walk down the center aisle to take the bread, usually a thin wafer, and sometimes a sip of wine, then come back up the sides to their seats.
Conclusion of religious rite
After communion, the signing of the register takes place. After that is completed, the priest introduces the newly married couple. At this point, people may applaud, depending on local custom.
The conclusion of a wedding without mass is the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing. At a mass, the service ends with a blessing and dismissal