Post # 1
I’m getting married in my hometown, in my home church. Things have changed since I was a kid and instead of there being a priest at each of the 4 catholic churches, there are only two priests and they rotate between churches on the weekends. I don’t live there, but my family prefers one of the priests, and I have enjoyed his “style” when I have visited. And to be perfectly honest, my fiance is 1/2 black and the priest my family likes is black and I think FH would feel more comfortable with this priest (especially after my 90-something grandpa said he didn’t approve of our “mixed marriage”). My question is, is there a tactful way to ask the church to have a certain priest? I know it’s a sticy situation, and I may just have to suck it up, but if anyone has ideas on how to help, I’d love to hear them!
Thanks for your help, ladies.
Post # 2
MIbride14: “Is Father ____ available? We have been to his services and really enjoyed him. We would love to have him for our ceremony of he is available.”
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I would just ask, when we talked to the pastor at our church about getting married part of the application was writing down your number once choice of pastor to officiate. If that pastor was available they would officiate and if not then someone else would do it. I would just ask nicely and say you really enjoy that priest’s style and would be honored if he would officiate your wedding. I would be surprised if you’re the first person to ever ask for someone specific.
Post # 4
Thanks so much, ladies! I have been really stressed about this, but your replies are great and make it seem so easy! I can’t thank you enough!