Post # 1
We talked about the format of the ceremony (he went so fast, it was all a blur), then walked over to the church to get a feel for the room and so he could explain where everthying goes, etc.
Um, I’m so overwhelemed by the thought of putting this all together – picking readings, making sure people understand what they’re doing, coordinating things. O.M.G!
My last question to him was – are we meeting again? (we’ve met like 5 times in total). He was like, no, unless you wanna talk about more things.
LOL – Yeah, after all that, I think we need to meet again
Post # 3
Wow. Yea I didn’t have any formal meetings with our priest except the legal questionaire about our eligibility to be married. Beyond that, we just worked through emails and then figured everything out at the rehearsal. I’d say the biggest stress was the fact that the chior director who had told me the summer before that he’d get a schola together no problem contacted me 2 months before the wedding telling me that no one was available to sing. So we ended up just having an organist.
Post # 4
I’m actually really nervous about meeting with the priest. We have to get all our papers together that say we’ve had all the other sacraments. Then we have to pick readings, music, etc. I think we’ll take care of pre-cana 1st so I have a better idea of what I’m talking about. LOL
Post # 5
At our PreCana they gave us a book with all the ceremony readings so it was easy to pick everything out. DOn’t be nervous about that!
Post # 6
You got the “Together for life” book, right? that should explain most of the things. A lot of things do require you to coordinate (e.g. pick readings, pick readers, decide on format of procession/recessional). What really helped me with everything was to create a missalette. It’s kinda like wedding program except it has much more info in it than you would want to expose your guests to.
Give the missalette to your priest, to your readers, musician, etc. ahead of the big day. Everybody would then know what and when each of them r suppose to do stuff. It’s like a lectionary except it’s just for your wedding.