Last Wednesday, March 27, had a wonderful lunch at Four Hills Country Club, sponsored by the Professional Wedding Guide. I renewed friendships and met new ones. Best of all, there was a "bridal board" of soon-to-be brides (and some of soon-to-be grooms!) that told us of their likes and dislikes regarding wedding professionals. At the end it was opened to us wedding professionals to get to ask questions. One question I did not get a chance to ask: when I get a phone call or email contact how many times can I contact the bride-to-be (or the groom-to-be) in responding without getting them ticked off? Other wedding professionals when I voiced this told me they can contact/call/email 12 times, or 10 times, or at least 7 times... and we have up to 2 months to contact the brides/grooms who contacted us. We know all parties are busy and we respect that, but I don't want to come off creepy or demanding. I also want my brides and grooms to know that I am not ignoring them.
Hi. I'm Bishop Dave Doyle, or "Fr. Dave," as a lot of people call me, the premier New Mexico wedding officiant for interfaith and Catholic weddings. I started Abundant Blessings Wedding Officiant after a buddy asked me to sub in a wedding he couldn't make; this was in the old Gruet Winery "chapel" before they did away with it. In my parish (Christ the King Old Catholic Church) I married couples as their pastor, and even followed up with Baptisms. In time more and more couples asked me to officiate at their weddings because they heard about me from friends or vendors I worked with. Many couples wanted an outdoor Catholic wedding, and here in New Mexico we are greatly blessed with beautiful weather and scenery. Finally I took the advice of many wedding professionals I worked with and started Abundant Blessings Wedding Officiant, and have been blessed with meeting many couples as they prepare for their special day. I am honored and privileged to be a part of their wedding preparation.