Is it true that priests wont do weddings on holy days? We've only just decided to have a civil ceremony on august 15th and I was a bit panicked thinking we hadnt a hope of getting a decent band etc at short notice. However, friday the 15th is a holy day so if there are no church weddings that day, there might be more availability??
One priest parishes are under too much pressure to have weddings on holy days (though some will anyway), but bigger parishes do allow them.
A friend of mine really wanted to get married that date but her local priest refused. However the priest in her boyfriends native parish said he would. So I guess its worth asking?
ours is aug 15th too! the priest mentioned it was a holy day when we spoke to him but was delighted that h2b s cousin who is a priest will be doing the ceremony. he didnt seem to bothered about the fact at all?