Post # 1
Hm that probably deserves an award for most boring title ever.
We had our last official meeting with our priest today and submitted all of our paperwork, including baptism certificate, witness statements, and our personal statements taken under oath (so dramatic, really). Also, since we are a “mixed religion” couple, we turned in our form for a dispensation.
So… not very exciting, but I’m so pleased to have the church stuff taken care of! Our priest has been really great through the whole planning process, and very welcoming to my Protestant fiance, so choosing to have our wedding here has been the best decision we made. It inconveniences our family and their friends since the wedding is 350-400 miles away for them, but being able to meet with our priest frequently and really get to know one another has been so helpful.
Anyone else feel like a huge weight was lifted when you finished up the pre-marriage meetings and paperwork?
Post # 3
congratulations!!! we still have to do that, but they said a month before should be good enough. you’re almost there! ahh!
Post # 4
@elliestan: I’m pretty sure our priest thinks I’m a crazy Type A personality for getting this done 2 months in advance. I was worried because we have to request the dispensation, and my worst nightmare is like.. the day before… “Oh the bishop lost your paperwork. You can’t get married after all.”
So one month before should be fine for you! 🙂
Post # 5
Lol, my parents literally did the witness statements at the rehearsal. They live 20 minutes from the church. A combo of reluctance to me marrying a Catholic (despite my mom always being, ‘oh it’s fine whatever’ lalala) and bad timing.
My Type A brain was literally sweating bullets that we weren’t going to be able to get married because of some stupid paperwork technicality.
Good that you got it done nice and early 🙂
Post # 6
You’re not the most type A I’m sure!
We have all the paperwork in to the priest (he made us do the under oath stuff on our first visit instead of last) and have don’t half our meetings with him and are registered for our engaged conference and NFP. We should have everything done before Christmas
…and we’re not getting married until Sept. 2012!
FI wanted to get all the church stuff out of the way so that we could focus fully on the planning of the day without worrying about it.