As you guys probably know by now, I had been going back and forth on several potential dates for marriage, due to our school plans.
We were originally set for November 24th, then attempted to change it to sometime in the spring/summer of 2008 due to my DF not hearing back from his chosen school for an M.B.A.
Just this July, two things happened. 1) the Cathedral was completely booked from May to August and 2) he heard back from the school and they are going to put him in the accelerated program with a scholarship, so he definitely jumped at that. With those two things, we both agreed a November 2007 wedding would be great.
Unfortunately, the change we made from November 2007 to 2008 and then back to November 2007 again has set the Monsignor to believe we are not ready for marriage.
We completed our engaged encounter in 2006, our interviews with the priest at my family’s parish in 2006 and our infocus tests this spring. Our preparation is complete, so I am wondering what we could possibly do to reassure this priest?
And trust me, if I had known he was going to tell us no, I never would have started up the wedding preparations, such as our invitations, our reception site, the wedding dress, etc. The contact we had at the Cathedral told us we would have no problem at all and it is just now that we have met with msgr due to him traveling.
I don’t know what to do! He said point blank “No way will I marry you in November 2007. Maybe after a few meetings, I will consider a wedding next year.”