- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
So this evening I got a phone call from our church wedding coordinator. We scheduled our wedding with the church back in August for this Saturday at 11am. Throughout the whole planning process, we were told to have the guys to the church 45 minutes before the ceremony time and the girls there 30 minutes before. The florist & people helping decorate were to be there at 10am.
Today the wedding coordinator called because she wanted to let me know that the person who does the scheduling for the church scheduled a funeral for 9:30am Saturday. This is a Catholic church, so that means they won’t be done until about 10:30am, and then we will have to wait for the church to clear out.
I feel for the family & friends of the person and I’m sorry they have to go through that pain when I’m having such a great weekend.
I just don’t get why they couldn’t schedule it at 9am when they know people are scheduled to be in the church at 10am. There is a 7:00am Mass that day but then nothing else was scheduled until my 11:00am wedding. I’m sure the mourning people don’t want all my happy guests showing up at the tail end of their service.
Now we’ll have less than 30 minutes to get everything set up and the wedding coordinator wants the guys there at 10:30 and me at 10:45 now. So I’ll be arriving at the same time as the guests. And we had worked out the timing before so that both the girls and guys could use the limo to get to church… the guys were actually going to get there at 10am so that the limo had time to make the round trip to get me and my bridesmaids there by 10:30. So now we’re still going to have to get the guys there by 10:15am in order to get me there by 10:45… who knows where they’re going to hang out until the funeral is done and gone.
And we’re supposed to be done taking pictures at the church and out of there by 12:30pm since there is another wedding at 2:00pm that needs to set up. I have a feeling my wedding is going to end up starting at least a little late due to the funeral, so I refuse to rush and cut my picture time short because of that. If we have less than 30 minutes to set up, the other wedding can deal with less than an hour and a half.
Oh well. I’m sure it’ll work out.
Oh… plus the fact that I’m coming down with a cold… fun. =P