My fiance and I are currently trying to decide where our wedding ceremony and reception will be held. We've got about a year and a half before the wedding, but since dates fill up so quickly we want to have things booked *hopefully* by this summer. I was raised Catholic and went to church every Sunday as a child. I lived about 4 houses down from my church and was able to walk there myself even when my mom wasn't going to mass. When I was 14 (right after I was confirmed) I moved to another town and and basically stopped going to church. I've been on and off since then, but haven't felt that I belonged to any one church in quite some time. My fiance is in a similar situation so even though we knew we wanted a Catholic wedding, we were really unsure of where to have our ceremony. I went to visit a local church last Saturday for mass and really wasn't impressed. I didn't really like the look of the church on the inside and didn't get a very good feeling from the priest or any of the other people there. I didn't get a bad feeling, just not a good one. Anyway, we decided to go to mass at my childhood church this afternoon. My priest is no longer there (which I knew) so I wanted to see what the current person is like. The priest came around before mass to say hello to everyone and he seems like a very friendly, charismatic person. We both got a good feeling from him right away. Then, mass began, and the first reading was 1 Corinthians 13:4--The Excellence of Love "Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous" etc... which is a reading I want to have at my wedding. How much more of a sign do I need?? haha....We have now decided where our ceremony will be!