Post # 1
I have called multiple times and left many messages, but the organist won’t call me back. I’m starting to get concerned that I won’t have an organist for my Catholic ceremony. My mom thinks it is in bad taste to use a different organist from another church or organization. What do you think? What should I do?
I am starting to get a little irritated, lol.
Post # 3
Some churches (particularly Catholic) will not allow you to use anyone else. I would check with the priest to see what the hold up is…
Post # 4
Our church (Catholic) will not allow us to use anyone but theirs. You may be stuck. Have you brought up your concerns with the church office or priest? They may be able to encourage the organist to contact you or if they’ve been having problems with the person already they may replace them. Ultimately it’s the church’s call.
Post # 5
Most catholic churches only use one or two organists and will not let anyone else even near it (Im talking the stairs are blocked off and the doors are locked). Maybe you can have a soloist which is still fairly normal for catholic weddings.
Post # 6
The church organist finally called me back and agreed to play for my wedding. It shouldn’t have been that hard. I just wanted a confirmation that I would have the organist at my ceremony. I’m getting married in August – what would have happened if the organist happened to be on vacation.
When I brought up concerns to the church office, they simply said “she’s been busy.” I’m busy, too, but I manage to call people back on time.
Ahhh, I’m such a bridezilla, lol.
Post # 7
@coffeegal85: You are NOT a bridezilla! I did not like the church organist at my Catholic church…he was snobby and thought he was the best organist evaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!! We actually ended up going with a string trio. They were only $150 more, and I didn’t have to deal with the organist’s snobby personality.
I’m with you. If I am paying you to do something, you should call me back. You aren’t that busy that you don’t have 5 minutes.