Monday, January 24, 2011

The adventures of finding an Officiant

Having a destination wedding has its many challenges. One of such challenges is choosing a Catholic Priest to marry us. One major issue is that we're not getting married in a church. It takes out about 99.9% of Catholic Priest to officiate our wedding. Another major issue is that we're in the mainland looking for a priest in the islands. We can't ask our priest here to fly all the way to the islands just to marry us.  Let me rephrase that. We can't afford to ask our priest here to fly all the way to the islands just to marry us.
So it seemed like we have two options: 1. Just get an non-denomination officiant (easiest way) 2. Look for any priest that can do a traditional Filipino Wedding.
Of course we opted for option two. What kind wedding would this be without a little challenge?
With the help of our wedding planner, we were able to find one priest to do our ceremony. Now our only issue is the Pre-Cana classes to get our certificate of counseling completion.
Now this is the tricky part of it all. We couldn't register for the Pre-Cana classes earlier because we didn't have a priest to give us the forms and recommend classes for us.  Also in San Diego, you can only get the forms to register for Pre-Cana classes from your priest. Now that we have a priest, we're not sure if we have enough time to go through the process.  Honestly option one is looking so much better right now. But we will continue on and see what can we do to make this happen. If there is one thing you need to know about me is that I usually find a way to make things happen. (Key word there is usually)  - Jelynna

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