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Catherine <pilgrim@pilgrimcenterinc.org>

RE: Wedding NAME DATE DAY TIME YrMoDa details

Hi NAME —

Congratulations and Best Wishes on your forthcoming marriage! Catherine at Pilgrim Chapel (816.753.6719) says XXXX XX is the day! I am happy to be available. —  possibly with a rehearsal usually the day before.

You might want some information about ceremony options and ideas, the license, a little about me, and such — http://www.cres.org/work/pc.htm .

Wherever you are in your preparations, you may want to download the Wedding Planning Notes — http://www.cres.org/work/WedPlan-PC.pdf .

I’d be happy to visit with you and your beloved to arrange exactly the kind of wedding you want. Let me know when you are ready by emailing vern@cres.org, or you can call my desk (816) 753-1633 — http://www.cres.org/work/pc.htm#6 . A good place to meet is the “default” location mentioned on the website, the Westport Coffee House, 4010 Pennsylvania, about a mile west of Pilgrim Chapel — http://www.cres.org/work/pc.htm#WestportCoffeeHouse .

But for now, please send me by email this information:
*1*  both your names and ages,
*2*  the announced time for the ceremony itself,
*3*  the best ways to contact you.

I'm using email this time because it is easier to send web links this way. but Catherine did give me you phone number as ------.

I look forward to meeting you both — and celebrating your wedding!

Vern
 



 

http://www.cres.org/work/pc.htm#6
So glad this will work! This will give us plenty of time to design the kind of wedding you want. Let’s meet at the “default” location mentioned on the website,  the Westport Coffee House, 4010 Pennsylvania. It’s about a mile west of Pilgrim Chapel. I’m eager to help make the wedding planning process part of the excitement of your preparations!

Vern

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I look forward to meeting you both!
Yes, I have this happy day on my calendar, and 4:30 is fine. And I’d be delighted to meet with the two of you. As mentioned on the web page I suggested, we can find a convenient time to meet, and if you have a chance to download the planning sheet, it would give us a good start in planning the kind of wedding you want for yourselves and your guests.

I look forward to meeting you both!
 
 

Hi  —
DATE TIME  at the Westport Coffee Shop, as suggested on the info page.
http://www.cres.org/work/pc.htm#WestportCoffeeHouse http://www.cres.org/work/pc.htm#6
Will this work for you both?
I look forward to this!
Vern
 

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I’d be happy to meet you  THEN. My schedule is open that particular day between

Of course the ceremony should be want you want it to be, and an earlier meeting with you and your beloved would give you more time to consider options if you would like a more customized ceremony. Another option would be for you to email me your thoughts about at least items 1- 5 on this list — http://www.cres.org/work/pc_wedplan.htm.
and that would help me prepare for getting together.

But if you’d like to meet before then, I’d be happy to meet earlier — http://www.cres.org/work/pc.htm#6.  I want to honor your schedules and help make whatever planning you’d like to do to be a fun part of your getting ready for your special day!

Vern

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Congratulations and Best Wishes on your forthcoming marriage!

Catherine at Pilgrim Chapel (816.753.6719) says August 18 is the day!

I am available if you wish. I understand you’d like to involve all five children in a meaningful ceremony — I’m glad to know this because including kids may be more important to them than might be immediately obvious. There are a number of ways to do this, and I’d be happy to plan what fits your situation best.

Here is some general information about ceremony possibilities, the license, a little about me, and such — http://www.cres.org/work/pc.htm .

Wherever you are in your preparations, the Wedding Planning Notes, which you can download, may be useful — http://www.cres.org/work/WedPlan-PC.pdf .

If you would like me to officiate, I’d be happy to visit with you both to arrange exactly the kind of wedding you want. My email is vern@cres.org, or you can call (816) 753-1633 — http://www.cres.org/work/pc.htm#6 .

In any event, I wish you a beautiful and memorable wedding, and a wonderful life together as a couple and as parents.

Vern
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Dear

What a pleasure it was to get to know you last evening! Thank you for the dinner and the drive! Meeting young people like you gives me hope for the future. I am eager to be of any service to you, most especially presiding at your wedding!

Below are three versions of the "traditional" wedding vow for you to inscribe in your book for use during the ceremony so you can speak directly to each other.

You'll send me the names to include in memory of, for the Welcome I'll give as the wedding begins and words to help me finish the annoncement at the end of the ceremony: want to greet you at the door as you leave for the brunch reception at . . . ."

You'll send me the text of the readings just for my information, and let me know when you decide about the wine ceremony.

We did not discuss a rehearsal, so let me give my opinion that a rehearsal is unnecessary. Your ceremony is simple and reverent. I think you want the feeling of it being a real gathering with family and friends, not a performance. This is one reason why I like kids at weddings because they help make such occasions real.

Lemme know if you have any questions or changes.

May you enjoy this period of preparation for your wedding to the fullest!

Vern
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I'm available in the afternoon or evening of September 15, and I would be happy to meet with you when you are in town to plan the kind of wedding you both wish to have. Saturday morning is best for me, say 11:00? I'm glad Catherine mentioned the website, and it would be handy if you completed as much as you can at this point under PLANNING YOUR WEDDING on the left side of the Planning Notes and bring that with you. I'd be grateful if you can send me the time of your ceremony; I'd like to get that on my calendar right away.

Enough of these details! Let me back up and congratulate you and offer my best wishes as you plan your lives together through this important step of marriage! I am eager not only to help you with the ceremony, but if there is any way I can make the preparation time as relaxed while exciting and fun and meaningful as possible, please let me know.

Vern

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  I look forward to visiting with you and___ about your wedding. Even though you plan a very simple ceremony, I want to be sure that it is the kind of simple that what you want it to be. The information on the website may be too complicated for what you want, but the ceremony belongs to the two of you, not me. I may some suggestions about how best to honor your wishes, and in any case, I think you'll be more comfortable meeting your officiant ahead of time. Thanks for the information you sent. Again, congratulations to the two of you!
Vern