Except in forbidden times, the Nuptial Mass
is said immediately following the marriage ceremony. The sacristan sees
that all things are prepared for the Mass and the ceremony preceding
the Mass, according to the customs of the place, particularly that the
kneeling benches for the bridal party are in their proper places. The
altar may be adorned in keeping with the solemnity of the occasion.
In the sacristy the vestments are arranged as usual for
a "Low Mass," a "Missa Cantata, " or a "Solemn Mass." However, the
maniple of the celebrant of the Mass, providing he also performs the
marriage ceremony, is put in a convenient place in the sanctuary,
usually upon the altar, or altar steps, where he may easily obtain it
in order to put it upon his arm before beginning to say Mass.
I. NUPTIAL LOW MASS.
II. NUPTIAL "MISSA CANTATA" (Sung Mass With One Priest)
III. SOLEMN NUPTIAL MASS (Sung Mass with Three Priests)