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Artur and I wanted to have a church gathering.  It was supposed to be “whatever you please”.  How much the priest shouted was a joke

Artur and I wanted to have a church gathering. It was supposed to be “whatever you please”. How much the priest shouted was a joke

“When my fiancé asked when I was supposed to pay the thousand zlotys, the surprised parish priest replied as if nothing had happened: ‘But sir, the total fee is PLN 1,500.’ Honestly? For me, it’s how much the parish priest wants.” he shouted, ‘it’s some kind of joke. Especially since we had previously agreed with the vicar for PLN 500 less,’ Sandra writes in a letter to our editorial office.

Artur and I have been together for almost 10 years, and although we are both believers (though not practicing), we were not in a hurry to get to the altar. However, we thought that this way of things, we are planning to start a family, it would be easier for us in general. We already live together. In addition, there was also the symbolic issue that I would like to say “YES” to my beloved officially, in front of God and surrounded by my family. So the decision was made. We are in the process of sorting out the guest list, the wedding, the dress and generally the center of all the chaos.

We live in a county town in the south of Poland and the first thing we did was, of course, go to our parish to discuss our wedding with the parish priest. Previously, I didn’t know much about these issues and I only heard that the priest performs the wedding “whatever you please”, so theoretically the amount we pay depends on us.

Of course, my friends who are already married warned me that it is not necessarily like that. They said that “whatever you please” really means “no less than…”. Okay, I was prepared for about PLN 500-600. Of course, there are certain costs that need to be covered, as well as remuneration for the organist, etc. Ok, I won’t argue – I thought to myself. after all, this is supposed to be a once in a lifetime event and I want everything to be perfect.

She wanted to have a church wedding. How much do I have to pay? “I turned a little pale”

At the beginning everything seemed to be perfect. We had an appointment with the vicar sometime in the afternoon and while writing the minutes we asked what the fee would be. The priest replied without hesitation: “One thousand zlotys.” Well, I turned a little pale, because for me a few hundred is a significant difference. My fiancé was secretly telling me not to make a fuss. We agreed.

Later the situation became very strange. My fiancé stopped by the parish after work to leave various necessary certificates and came across the parish priest. They started talking and from word to word the topic turned to fees. When my fiancé asked when I should pay the thousand zlotys, the surprised parish priest replied as if nothing had happened: “But sir, the total fee is PLN 1,500.”

Honestly? For me, how much the parish priest “shouted” was a joke. Especially since we had previously agreed with the vicar for PLN 500 less. Artur and I wanted to have a church wedding, but now we are wondering. When it comes to such a large undertaking as a wedding, every penny counts.

I know that there will probably be a million voices saying that “such prices are normal” and that I could have prepared for it in advance by doing research on the Internet, but I really didn’t expect such a turn of events. I think that priests should lower these prices or at least immediately make it clear how much you will have to pay.

Sandra.

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Source: Gazeta

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