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Hi ladies...I am absolutely devastated right now. I found out LAST NIGHT that the priest won't let me walk down the aisle with my father...
Here's a quick background story...
9 months ago when FH and I got engaged we went to the church that I was confirmed/had my first communion with, and attended throughout my school years. Everyone in town LOVED him, and so did we. A few months ago, we were informed that he was leaving and another priest was to start Aug. 1. I tried to arrange a meeting with him, to give him our marriage license and chat, and it kept being pushed off. This past Tuesday, FH and I went to mass, and went to give him our marriage license, and he was like oh, I don't know if I will be marrying you, I have 3 other masses that day. (UM OK!?) So today, I was putting together our programs and had emailed him to ask a few questions about it. A few hours ago I received and email back from him informing us that he stricly follows the 1979 wedding ritual, and that Lucas and I must greet all of our guests, then the parents of the bride and groom, then the attendants walk down then aisle, then the FH AND I WALK DOWN TOGETHER! I am have NEVER been to a Catholic wedding where they do this (and i have been to dozens). He also told me that I couldn't have one of the songs I wanted (even though we got it from the book from our marriage prep course through the church) and he said that we have to have the recession, and THEN have the signing of the papers in the FOYER.
My poor dad is so upset, I cannot believe this. I wrote him back a very detailed nice message about how I had planned the wedding with the other priest and how it was extremely important to Lucas, my father, and I, (and our families) for it to be my father walking me down the aisle with FH at the alter. I also said that we would prefer to do the signing at the alter while everyone is sitting because it would be a large amount of people standing in the foyer (200).
This is what I got back...
"I will check with Fr. Steve to see if he is available to do your wedding."
Has anyone ever heard of this? What if ft steve can't do it?
Sorry for the long post, I am just at a loss of what to do and think about the situation. We only have 8 days...how could he drop that on us?!