Post # 1
Well me and the future MR are getting married at a little church in my home town and im pretty excited about it to say the least. We are both church-going peeps but neither of us attend this particular church (for reasons i wont get into..nothing bad tho : ).
Anyways, my dillemma is that I have the hardest time getting the pastor at this church who agreed to marry us to contact me back. Its causing me a lot of stress as its hard to move forward with wedding plans when you dont know for sure what the details of your venue are (will we need to rent tables/chairs for the reception hall? How many people does it hold? Ect ECt.)! It took this man a MONTH to get back on if he had our date available. Then he wrote “If this date works for you, let me know and when i recieve your answer we will set up a date to meet”. Of course I responded right away (last wed) and havent heard back.
I realize that he’s a busy man with priorities and doing a non-member wedding thats slated for next june isnt on the top of his list. So how can i politely contact him about meeting with him, without sounding inconsiderate of his time? What would you do? Anyone else run into similar problems? Im feeling a little stuck and i really need help : (
*note- i really really want to get married here. not to mention its one of the few places i can afford. Otherwise i might consider searching for a place that was more…responsive
Post # 3
Can you go out to the church or send your parents over to talk to him face to face? Could it be that he’s just not technologically inclined? You may get a lot more answers by meeting face to face and asking everything at once, and then say “I noticed you don’t have a lot of time for emails, what’s the best way to get in touch if I have further questions.” Or say that vendors might have questions for him, so what’s the best way for them to get a hold of him. Have you tried calling rather than just emailing?
Post # 4
I had the same problem. After numerous phone calls my parents went down and he wasn’t availble to meet with them. I just worte a letter explain my diappointment since that was the church I grew up going to and cancled the wedding there and we are having it at another local church and they have been great with us. By The Way even after the letter I never got a call.
Post # 5
wow.. im surprised they didnt even call or apologize somehow. seems a little ridiculous especially if you grew up going to that church! It’s *Possible* he’s not technologically inclined. My gut tells me that he’s just busy and im not a priority b/c the weddings far away and we arent members. Maybe I’ll try calling (again) and speaking with him : ( last time i called he was “in a meeting” and then i got an email response from him about an hour later instead of a call back.