Do not allow yourself to panic.
Yes, you may have worked with him months ago to perfect every detail of your ceremony. Yes, you may have really connected with him as a person and his style. Yes, he may have been an integral part of your fiance’s conversion to the faith.
But do not panic.
Better yet, go turn on the news and see all the crazy things that are happening in the world. It will help keep things in perspective. Know that, luckily, you still have two whole weeks to figure things out. Just think, it could have happened the day before and then you may just have had to panic.
How could this possibly happen, you may ask?
It turns out the Archbishop and Papal Nuncio of Haiti (I just learned this is kind of like an ambassador) is coming to Tampa the day of our wedding. This honored guest is Filipino and our lovely priest happens to be the only Filipino priest in the city. The Archbishop is leading a huge fiesta celebration for the Filipino community and our priest is essentially obligated to assist him in the celebration and with translation. They were also contemporaries in the seminary, so it would be an even bigger slight if he were absent.
Does this totally suck? Yes. We still don’t know what we are going to do. Should this have been addressed months ago? Absolutely. One would think that when an international archbishop comes to town, folks would have some warning. But alas, I refuse to panic, because our wedding will be be wonderful. I will need to adjust my expectations and know that the perfect sermon our priest previewed for us is not going to happen. We may be less comfortable with the celebrant and he may even be a stranger.
I will say our priest feels terrible about this. He has watched Mr. Squirrel’s RCIA process and has become invested in us as a couple. He said he will work hard to find us a replacement. We said the Archbishop was welcome to cocelebrate with him…hah, I wish.
I’m sorry for the vent, but I am bummed. It’s a little hiccup in the final hour and I will survive. More hiccups will come over the next two weeks. Ultimately as long I am married to my favorite guy in the world, it doesn’t really matter who does it.
|Celebrating our last weeks being single!|
Did anyone cancel on you at the final hour? Did you stay calm or did bridezilla come out to play?
- Tampa, FL
- Genetic Counselor
- Wedding Date:
- May 2013
- Davis Island Garden Club