Having previously read a thread on here about church costs I am totally disgusted!
I am getting married this time next year and recently went to book the church for the specific date. I was asked to fill out a form with my details, my fiancee's and then choose whether the ceremony would be booked for 12 noon or 2pm. Having spoken to the parish priest on the phone prior to this he matter-of-factly informed me that this 'new tradition' of arriving at the church 20 minutes after the ceremony began would not be tolerated and the wedding would begin at either 12 noon or 2pm.
Anyway, I was informed also that there is a €50 booking fee and the remaining fee of €250 could be paid anytime before the wedding. I was told "Im sure this wont be your highest cost for your big day"
I am wondering does anybody know where this money goes or what its for?
The church is in a small village and I have looked at having my wedding in the next parish which is free if you are from that parish and €100 if you are from an outside parish. How can they all have different costs when under the same diocese?
any opinions and comments would be greatly appreciated!