Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Frequently asked questions about Amy and Sean's Wedding

These are a few of the questions people have been asking. Please look through them. If you have another question, please e-mail rsvpamyandsean at gmail dot com.

Can I come into the Temple to view the wedding?

Amy and Sean are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They believe that by being married in the temple, they will be candidates to be sealed for time and all Eternity. Because of the sacredness of the ceremony, only certain members of the church can attend the actual ceremony in the temple. Furthermore, Sean and Amy are scheduled into a really small room that limits them to 25 guests. After careful consideration, their list of who to invite was narrowed down to 25. If you received your invitation and it had a gold ticket in it, we look forward to seeing you inside the temple.

I did not get a gold ticket in my invitation. Where should I go to celebrate Amy and Sean's Wedding?
You have two options: 1. You can be at the temple, on the outside, and you can see them walk out as Husband and Wife. If you were to do this, you would need to be at the Sacramento Temple no later than 11:30 AM on their wedding day. When Amy and Sean emerge, you are welcome to join them for pictures, hugs, possibly some tears and other joyous embraces.

2. Amy and Sean are having a ring ceremony and reception at the Napa LDS Stake Center (the address is in your invitation). The ring ceremony starts promptly at 6:30. The reception will follow directly after wards.

What can I expect at Amy and Sean's wedding reception?
Amy and Sean will be standing in a receiving line from 7 - 8 (about) which is a place where you can go and talk to them, share your happy wishes and tell embarrassing stories about Sean to Amy. The atmosphere will be very "Open House" feel to it. Amy and Sean invite you to come as you wish, say hello, eat some food, maybe some cake and leave as you wish. This is not a formal reception.
At some point after 8 PM there will be a bouquet thrown.

Can I bring my kids?
You bet. Amy and Sean love children and look forward to their bright shiny faces. They can be with you as you wait outside the Temple or with you at the reception.

What should I wear?
Due to the sacred, reverent setting at the Sacramento Temple, it is requested that you wear "semi-formal" attire while at the temple. Men in collared shirts with ties, slacks or khakis. Women in nice blouses, skirts or dresses or slacks.
At the reception we invite you to be comfortable, though not too comfortable (please try to avoid wearing your new bathing suit and instead try at minimum Jeans and a T-shirt and at most a Tuxedo and formal dress.)

Will there be alcohol or smoking at the wedding or reception?
There is absolutely no smoking or consumption of alcohol on the grounds of the Sacramento Temple. You will be asked to leave by the security staff.
As for the reception, Sean and Amy have decided not to serve alcohol and ask that their guests not bring any either. If you feel a need to have a drink, please have some after the reception. Smoking is never permitted on church property. However, there are plenty of sidewalks that are just outside the parking lot that you can enjoy a smoke.

Will there be dancing?
Amy and Sean have decided not to have dancing at their wedding. However, there will be some music playing in the back ground and you are more than welcome to slow dance out on the floor.

Why are you guys getting married in the Sacramento Temple and not the Oakland one that is much closer to your house?
Amy and Sean attended the temple for the first time together in the Sacramento Temple. Because of that, that temple holds a special place in their hearts.

What is a ring ceremony and what should I expect?
A ring ceremony is an opportunity for those not in attendance in the Temple to be a part of the wedding. The ceremony will be about 15 - 30 minutes long and will include an Opening prayer, a musical number, some comments from the Bishop (some people call him a Pastor) and then Sean and Amy will exchange rings, with them finally dashing off to the reception.

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