Hey girls. So, after 3 weeks of several emails back and forth between Pastor York - when he told me that he wouldn't be available for my November wedding, nor would his backup pastor...and me kinda freaking out and stressing over it...I FINALLY have a new confirmed pastor - referred by Pastor York himself. The pastor that will be marrying us is Pastor Torribio Francisco, and the WC at my resort has confirmed he is available, I am paying for his service directly thru the resort. It'll be a tad bit more expensive than going thru Pastor York directly, but at this point I don't care, I was desperate to have a pastor marry us and not just a regular symbolic ceremony by one of the resort employees. The only down side is Pastor Francisco only speaks Spanish, so the WC onsite will have to translate the ceremony in English (Pastor York will provide a transcript of the English translation). To me i'ts not such a big deal because my parents and some of my relatives attending only speak Spanish anyway...but when I mentioned it to my FI he wasn't very happy, as he and his family only speak English! LOL. But...at least we're having a Pastor do the ceremony for us which will be a special touch, and we'll technically already be married by the time we get there anyway (stateside legal ceremony a few days before departing).
So, to sum it up...my words of advice to any couples that have not yet secured your officiant, do this early on and document it! If you're planning on using Pastor York, who's basically the only Pastor that officiates ceremonies in PC, email him early on and lock in your date and time! If you're planning on getting married in early November like I am, contact him soon to get backup options!