Fr. Christopher was extremely responsive before the wedding...he was very concerned about being paid. He charges $600 for a half an hour service. He doesn't feel he needs to be at the rehearsal because its "mostly people just lining up and walking around with their heads cut off for a half an hour after waiting for everyone to show up, because they're all usually late anyway."
He hands you a book of readings and prayers and then has you email him your choices, so you have no idea what's actually happening until it's happening during the ceremony. The main issue with his ceremony...he doesn't give a homily! He pulls the bride and goom aside and speaks to them privately for 5 minutes, leaving the audience in silence and confused the whole time.
The main issue was that, after we took the time to drive out to Frederick to his house to drop off a check to assure he'd actually show up, he actually complained that the ceremony was taking too long to start and he had other places to be. My question is...where did you have to be on Saturday night after I booked you for my event and paid you in advance?!?!? How dare you get an attitude with the staff at my event and say you're going to leave if things don't get underway soon! What a horrible excuse for a man of...
Father Bisett was exactly what we wanted in an officiant. Father Christopher was able to provide the traditional Catholic ceremony that I wanted but also incorporated a hand ceremony that was important to us both.
Fr. Christopher - how do we thank you for the laughs and the memorable ceremony you performed. Your thoughtfulness and kind ways won our hearts. You made our wedding day so special by honoring our wishes to have a Catholic ceremony outdoors. We appreciate your guidance and sound advice.