So I got a call from the wedding coordinator for the Catholic church where we're having our ceremony. We went over a lot of the details and I mentioned that I wanted to have a notice in the program saying we want an unplugged ceremony without electronics. I also mentioned I wanted to ask our priest if he would make the announcement before the ceremony began, reminding guests to please silence and put away their cell phones. She seemed really upset by this and immediately said, "Oh no don't ask him that! There's no way he'll do it. Now if you want him to announce there is a reception somewhere following the ceremony at the end of the wedding, he'll do THAT. But no, absolutely he won't. Just put it in the program. EVERYONE reads the program. Don't ask him."
I was really taken aback by this. Number one, I've been to a number of Catholic weddings and I've seen priests do this, but also my priest is a distant cousin and friend of the family. This will be his last wedding, as he is retiring (and it feels really special that he is doing ours!) and I didn't think it was inappropriate to see how he would feel about doing this. Do you think I should go ahead and ask him at our next meeting? Or should I just put it in the program and leave it at that?