Just to clarify…
My boyfriend and I live an hour+ from my parents’ house. I have older relatives who would be unable to travel that far for the wedding, but could attend if we had it closer to home. Plus there’s a hotel about a block away from where we’d have the reception and the church is only about 5 miles away. My boyfriend’s family will be flying in from various states around the US and maybe even one friend from Japan. So since we’ll be doing all of the planning at my parents’ house, it would be easier to have the church near by (which is a lovely church and has a beautiful college campus near by to take pictures in).
The reason why we’d like to have our parish priest do it is because he has always been so very kind to me after I moved and started attending all by myself -and- he is the same priest that taught my boyfriend about the Catholic faith in RCIA and confirmed him as well. So he knows both of us well and we’d like to have him be there to celebrate.
We will not be choosing a date that falls on a Sunday, as I know he needs to be with our parish and we’ll be trying to at least do this no sooner than June 2011— I’m going to assume that he’d be free around that time.
Also, the reason why I had to come here and ask was because he’s away in Italy for two weeks and my dear Mother is busy already planning the wedding. She needs some answers to at least do some pre-planning until we hear otherwise.
Thank you for the input— it’ll be a different diocese so I’m sure they’ll have to be communication between priests and perhaps bishops too.