I'm so excited to get planning this wedding. Like I told Janeane (Derik's sister) when she asked me... "hey, let's look at bridesmaids dresses." I said "oh my gosh, yea, I get to do that now!" haha!
We set a date for May 23, 2009 and we could not be more thrilled. It's memorial day weekend. Not only do out of state guests get a little longer weekend to plan trips, but that is the weekend that Derik and I met 3 years ago... and it is the weekend he proposed. So, it only seems fitting to be married that weekend! I'm getting so excited!
I called the church today thinking, "they'll just write it on their calendar... or something, right?" Well, lovely Miss Connie (our Pastor's Secretary) told me that Bro. Steve would meet with us as a couple. We'd then fill out a form that would have all our information and desired wedding date. The form would be presented to the "Board" which includes our churches deacons, then it would be approved. She said I am the first bride to request a wedding in our NEW CHURCH - which should be completed before the start of the year (hopefully)! HOW FUN! Connie also said that she thinks I could be the first bride to have her wedding in the new church. I don't know about that. But that would be fun! I think maybe someone would have it before May, but you never know. :)
So, my idea of writing it on the "church calendar" is not the case. I'm glad our pastor puts so much time into pre-marital counseling and meeting with Derik and I. I couldn't be more thrilled to have him as our Pastor. But, I guess I didn't know there were so many steps in requesting the church to be used on May 23rd.
So, Derik and I will have to take off a little bit of work and go visit Bro. Steve sometime SOON! That way, we'll be on our way to finding a place for the reception.
Would you pray that we could work it out and be able to meet with Bro. Steve when it's convenient for all of us.
Love you all!