Hi all! I was hoping to see if anyone could share their experience with me about preparing for their wedding in the Catholic Church. My issue is not the requirements that they have but how unresponsive and very unhelpful they have been through this whole process. I am trying to be very polite with all the people that I have been dealing with, but they seem to really not care about helping with the process. After finally finding a church that I though was responsive during the initially orientation phase, once the process started, I felt like I got dupped into committing to a venue that doesn't value my time or efforts either. I was given a list of things I needed to do, and every time I try and get in contact with someone, I get the "oh I'll contact you tomorrow or next week" and I hear nothing or I get radio silence. I was told I needed to do 6 month marriage preparation along with the weekend retreat, but I asked my wedding church venue and they told me contact the archdiocese, I contacted archdiocese and they told me contact my home church, I contacted my home church and they had no idea because I hadn't had a meeting with the priest that is marrying us yet. I understand that marriage is a sacrament and whatever, but I'm really getting fed up with the chaotic process they have and how unreachable they are.
Let me know if anyone has had a similar experience or do I need to be more of an asshole to get things done.