| Originally Posted by mauraw |
i would tend to agree with you bridge that its not photo friendly at all really, but being that the religious part is pretty important (mostly to my FI's family... my family could not care less if we have a catholic ceremony), i think i would ask my best friend who is married and knows the shots to take if she would photograph it. i will talk to fr. jack and see if he can make the morning part just a straight american wedding mass, and then the one we do in the evening with the guests can be our full out mexican traditional stuff like the madrinas with our arras, lasso, ramo and anillos... and maybe i can get my brother to videotape both ceremonies...
About to blow a gasket. Priest gave away our ceremony time.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:15 PM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:17 PM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:29 PM
| Originally Posted by Adamsgrrl |
That sounds like a fantastic idea! How fun you get to get married twice. So unique! Don't worry in the end everything will turn out perfect!
| Originally Posted by DougsGirl |
Maura, that's a great idea! I think the guests would appreciate getting the full blown Mexican version, I know I would.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:36 PM
>>No entiendo mucho el ingles y creo que me dices de tu boda en Chicago.
Si es as, ya he visto en mi agenda y no me es posible ir ya que tengo otros compromisos de boda y misas en esos das.<<
Let me translate that for you:
I don't understand much english and I believe you are telling me your wedding is in Chicago. If this is so, I have looked at my schedule and it is not possible for me to come because I already have other weddings and masses scheduled for that weekend.
Now I know he is full of it... because before, he had no problem communicating with me in English. I have spoken to his secretary on the phone in spanish, and my FMIL has spoken to him multiple times in spanish on the phone, so he knows who we are, when/where our wedding is etc etc. I just called my FMIL at work and she was like "no he totally doesnt understand anything, he is an idiot" and said she would call him today to try and see if she can work everything out and get us the morning mass there.
FI told me to look up the info for the other church thats like 45 mins away as a backup, as well as ask our family priest to tell the bishop in la paz what is going on and see if he can marry us in a morning ceremony at la paz.
what a clusterf%&*!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:41 PM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:11 PM
I just got off the phone with my FMIL, she called the church to talk to the priest and of course he was not there as usual. She talked to the secretary who does all the scheduling, and the secretary told her only 4 pm was open. I have no idea what my FMIL said to this woman, but she somehow got her to agree to give us the one hour slot from noon to one, and told the secretary that we were bringing our own priest to do the mass there. She also told the woman we are doing a second, albeit shortened, mass ceremony with our guests at the Westin in the evening. The secretary now has us written into the church schedule book for noon on aug 9th, and said the mass at the westin is fine.
Now just have to see if Fr. Jack has been able to get the bishop of La Paz's permission to just bypass the parish in San Jose....
no matter what, though, we now have noon for a private ceremony at the very least as our backup!
thank goodness my FMIL is so persuasive with making people do what we want haha
Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:43 PM
I hope it all works out, and it sounds like you're warming to the idea of a morning mass, which I think sounds so lovely.
I'm glad its all getting sorted. Tell Fr. Jack that we all love him!
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:11 PM
I swear I don't know what it is with these priests in Mexico! Come on get it together!! How horrible am I? But I feel your pain.. its like you don't get special "I can do whatever I want because I'm a priest" treatment.
When I was down there for our wedding I got a slight paranoid feeling that my priest just didn't care because we we're just another tourists trying to get married in Mexico.. like we didn't really matter.
So freaking weird! Especially since my priest (and yours from what you've said) were (are) so excited and happy to help us in every way.
I really do wish for you that once your get down there he will be more receptive and everything will work out.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:14 AM
Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:24 AM
Hooray for FMIL! She's definitely one to have on your side! Maybe we need to send you reminders every other day from now until August to call or email the secretary just to "confirm"?
Seriously - I'm glad things are working out!
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