(Closed) priest laughed at me

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
Member
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

What a jerk!  Call back and explain that you would like to book it now so you don’t have to worry.

Post # 4
Member
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Is there a parish secretary, or some other reasonable person there you can talk to? I don’t understand why he’s not letting you book now, unless prices might change.

Post # 5
Member
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I booked my gorg. old historic church with around 9 months until the wedding. People come from an hour away to go to this church…

I’ve been told most churches don’t allow you to book that far in advance (mostly bc it’s not really necessary).

I’m sure you’ll be fine

Post # 6
Member
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

“When I called the priest and told him our date, he laughed at me. And then asked if I even have a man yet.”

WHAT????  That is so offensive!  I’d be beyond miffed!  I’m sorry to say, but that priest sounds like a complete jerk! 

Post # 7
Member
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

omg that is absurd! I don’t think booking 2 years out on a sought-after venue is ridiculous at all! It’s hard to book things 1 year out these days!  I honestly would be suepr turned off by that and not even want to deal with them.

Post # 8
Member
2711 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

While the joke was definitely in poor taste, I wouldn’t worry about it.  I think he’s right in that churches don’t book as fast as halls.  I booked my church roughly 9 months out and I pretty much had my choice of dates for the fall.  Meanwhile, all the halls were getting booked. It might be a church policy that you can’t book anything more than a 12 or 18 months out.

 

Post # 9
Member
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Omg.  What a Jerk!!

Post # 10
Member
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Apparently being a priest doesn’t stop someome from being an asshole. We started planning after we got engaged over an year and half away. I found that often time vendors wouldn’t take me seriously, or would ask me to come back at a year out.

I stuck with those vendors who were professional and answered all my questions, some of them have valid reasons for book a year or fifteen months out because their rates and packages may change.

Post # 11
Member
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The church may not book that for in advance. My Catholic church will only book 12 months iin advance of your wedding. Maybe it would be better to call and ask how far in advance you can book the church.

Post # 12
Member
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’d write off a church who treated me like that.

Post # 13
Member
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

The joke was in poor taste yes, but I feel like the name calling is a little much. There may be policy or any number of things that don’t allow them to book two full years out. Unless this church is like, St. Peter’s, it is likely that your dates will still be there in a year, especially if no one can book more than a year out.

Post # 14
Member
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

OMG I booked our Cermony venue 20 months out!!! 

I think I would be inclined to ask to speak to ‘his’ superior about his attitude!!

Post # 16
Member
12973 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d be annoyed, but yeah I think you’re doing things early.  In my area, most venues won’t book more than a year out.

The topic ‘priest laughed at me’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors