- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Okay, so I just got engaged January 14th, 2012 :)!!! Yay!
It seems like marrying him is the easy part and all this planning is the hard part.
I’m a full time student and planning a wedding. The main problem is that I haven’t been able to book a Catholic church.
As soon as we got engaged, I was looking for a Catholic Church. My groom & I are both practicing Catholics and have huge Catholic families. I love the tradition and have always pictured myself getting married in a gorgeous, historic church.
I immediately looked for churches where my groom bought his house at (West Palm) and I completely fell in love with a church that looks exactly what I’ve pictured in my head since I was a little girl.
It’s traditional, Spanish style, huge arches, and it is a pretty small church. Basically, my dream church.
So now that I’ve fallen in love and contacted that Parish…I came across the problem that I have to be a member for a year and live within that vicinity. My groom lives 30 minutes away from it, and close to 2 other Catholic churchs that look very “New-Age” that we go to with his parents but I can’t picture myself getting married there.
The church my parents go to…I don’t feel so close with and don’t want to get married there. I asked the priest (at my parents church) if he could send a letter to the Archbishop of Palm Beach asking to marry us. The priest said no but to contact that other Parish.
I feel extremely frustrated and need advice.
I don’t want to eliminate this option but I want to get the church booked before I start getting serious anxiety.
Have any of you South Florida brides booked weddings at St. Therese in Coral Gables, St. Edwards in West Palm Beach (the one I realllllllllllly want), & St. Patrick’s in Miami Beach? And been members at other churches?
Please help Catholic brides!! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it 🙂