WE HAVE A DATE!!!
Mark your calendars folks: January 8th, 2011, at 2 pm!
Finally! and thankfully, the date we wanted.
So our meeting was fairly short. In fact, it only lasted about 20 minutes. We ended up doing phenomenal on the FOCCUS test, and there wasn't really much to discuss. For the most part, we knew about the questions we disagreed on, and they were things that we had discussed before (and agree to disagree on).
We got our date, which is really kind of Fr. Don since he's basically giving up a month long trip to Belize to marry us. We feel loved. He gave us this giant folder of stuff we have to do now, from picking out musicians, music, and readings to going to marriage prep classes, and then he told us to call him when we got the classes over with. He suggested going to a weekend retreat, but that costs $225 (!!!) so I doubt that we'll do that. The classes are only $150, and that $75 makes a difference. Still expensive though. Jeez. That's in addition to the $150 we'll have to pay for the church, the $110 for each musician (at least two), the $25-30 for each server (there's 3 of them), plus a gift for the priest. If anyone ever said that weddings aren't expensive, they lied. That's like $700, just with the church. Oi.
Now, I can start planning. I can't wait.
List for the summer:
Wedding Prep classes
Cake (if they'll let me this early)
Book photographer (KELLY!!)
Busy Busy Us!!