Hi jetaime24! Yes I think probably we can start looking into the details about 5 months prior to the wedding? So Dec/Jan seems ok?
Hi chinzilla & Shan, I'm doing a next day lunch and am also planning to do tea ceremony just before the meal as well. Seems like the timing should be good since there's no rush after church? Especially if u plan to change to a cheongsam or kua for the tea ceremony?
I am holding my wedding service in St Teresa's in Dec and need a template for service as my htb, his family and some of my family are non catholics. Does anyone have a template and can share? Do you know where is a good source to select songs and readings / prayers from and whether they allow us to play any song for march in? I am also having everything in 1 day, hectic!
ya 4 hrs to do the highlights. montage is enuf le. more impt the PG captures the main points / spirit of the day. are u going to do the phototaking along the way? im quite baffled hw some couples can go to barrage or hort park on AD. haha blur
I thot of VG oso to keep memories of the family =D
hrm Julia can ask from the parish secretary? they might have a template? hee 1 day is quite hectic for sure!
Im still in 2 minds abt holding a mass coz while HTB and me are catholics, a gd majority of our relatives/ and my parents are non catholics.. hiaz scared they just zone out .
anyone engaging choir? i got quoted 350.. hmm abit out of my budget.. sighz are there alt aside from friends
Readings can be taken from marriage book (meant for wedding mass/services) from any church. You can get Priest or the secretary of the church to help. What is your email? I can send you some templates.
DNCL.. i mean phototaking at brides place and groom place also will take up quite some time. Hehe.. Cos some of my fren overrun on timing cos did not consider phototaking time..
Chinz, ya la, dunno why ppl got so much time and energy to go take picts. But I tink it's more for those who do not have prewedding shots? Also for the mass, just will have holy communion. If not many catholics will be pretty fast also. So will not be very very long. And I heard from Fr if afraid it will be too long can take out one reading?? Not sure how it's done but can discuss with Fr.
Julia, I know what you mean... keke... for the wedding service template can get from the Fr for your wedding mass. Who are you getting? They are like a million times more helpful. =P
haha yeah, I am having my wedding service in St Teresa as my preferred parish cannot accommodate me on 31 dec. I am sure the church secs got the templates since they have done so many weddings, but don't know why they don't wanna send us. Will get from father then. Am holding service at 1030am slot, should finish before 1130am, should I cater lunch or just cocktail / finger food as there is some cost savings if I don't do lunch and we are on a budget, but guests may expect lunch because of timing... so many things to do!
Chinz, I'm just gonna have studio shots with my doggies! Haha.. Cos have previously gone for a outdoor PS with another bridal but end up dun like the picts. No choice dun wanna waste money to do everything again. For the florist, have they given you a rough idea how much it would cost to decor the whole place?
Julia, it should be good to have some reception since it's lunch time and your guest might be hungry. Maybe go for lesser dishes but still can fill their tummy up?
Bigrockshow, you have booked the date for Risen Christ? From what I understand, you can only book the date if you have gotten a Fr... Most do not allow you to book the church first. At least for my parish. Maybe other Risen Christ brides can share their experience on this..
As for the MPC you can always complete it after confirming your wedding date with Fr. That is why they advise you to book at least 6 months before so you have time to complete MPC or EE.
Shan: dogs are cute !! Ur darlings are the really lively breed? Heh I think ur album will be really special coz it reflects ur personality
Got my outdoor ps photos le. Haha not to enthu abt it.
Actually I oso budget abt 500 for floral. Ithink it can be done! I'll prob skip the pews or use fake flowers
trying to work things out with flower couture .
Big rock show! I'm oso with risen Christ. They r ok I u dun confirm the father first, but the advice is to do so asap due to schedule. I got father John sim for our mass. Yup just confirm first n sign up for mpc or Ee.
When's ur wedding?
mpc for 4q 2011 is the only one left for this yr. Heh anyone noes the diff btw mpc and Ee? Was thinking one weekend might be too condensed.
Btw for vg, rule of thumb is 4-5 hrs w/o travelling time for the highlights . Maybe can skip e video for tea ceremony?
Chinz, Actually the main reason why I wanna take with my doggies is becos one of them is already 10 years old. Wont have many years left, so it will be a nice memory...
Bigrockshow, so are you planning for next year too?
Septlove, dun tink there will be any problem with wearing kua, it's chinese traditional clothing wat. I have never heard of picts of dragons not allowed in church.. And most likely the tea ceremony will have be in the canteen and not in the main church, so shouldnt have any problem..
Chinz, MPC is over 6 weekends, every sat you will go to the presenting couple house and there will be sharing in groups and also individual couple time.
EE is just over 1 weekend and not as much sharing (I heard from my friends) due to time constrain. If couple have time, I will recommend MPC... More sharing and you will also make good friends from the course after spending 6 weeks together.
shan tks for sharing. the reason why i am asking is bcoz i heard some Christian church do not allow idolising 'dragons' and 'phoenix' as it is mytical hence there is something called a chritian kua. Ie the kua only has flower motifs on it!
sept love - I would suggest you also get the choir/singer to have a look through in case some of the hymns not suitable or they don't know them or typos. The church parish secretary should have the booklet templates I think. Can get from them or can try asking Fr.
Shanawawa, if you are able to share whom to you liase with at church to help with all the preperation work. So far, we have made the reservation for wedding, done with the booking of the canteen and made the love offering.
Kind of lost as i do not know what i should do next.
Hi Vernie! SFX is so beautiful!! Great choice. Jz had my wedding on Sat. Now in Greece so I dun have my soft copies but rest assured all taken care of
when u booked with the secretary I'm sure they gave u a blue piece of paper? Have all the numbers stated there. I used the florist (Vincent) and organist (Mabel) by SFX. Highly recommended as they know the place well.
Dun need to get outside vendor. David is in charge of canteen coordination. He is superb!!
Hey Shana, Congrats and hope you are enjoying your honeymoon!
I do have the paper but do you think its too early to book nw? Btw, who was the celebrant of the mass? Do you think when you are back you could show me the decor of the church please. Can you also share how much was the florist and Organist. Did you have a choir? Apologies for the over flowing of questions. Think you are the best person to advise since you just had yours!
Sorry if I am asking a silly question: If I choose to flash the service using church's projector instead of printing booklets, I would need my own friend to operate the powerpoint is it? Church doesn't provide any manpower to assist on this right?