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When is the RSVP deadline?

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Please RSVP by Friday, May 17, 2024, using the RSVP card with your mailed invitation, or online on our website. *If we do not receive an RSVP from you by the deadline above, you will automatically be marked as "not attending." We must provide an accurate headcount to our venue and vendors within a timely manner. We will miss you celebrating with us!

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Do you have a hotel block?

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Conveniently located less than 5 miles from our Reception venue, we have reserved a block of rooms at Courtyard by Marriott Livermore. Please follow the instructions in the "Travel" section of our website. The last day to book a room with our group rate will be Thursday, May 16, 2024.

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Are children welcome?

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All children are welcome to attend the Nuptial Mass, and must be supervised at all times. There is also a designated "cry room" in the back of the Church. However, due to guest number restrictions, we are only able to accommodate the children in our family, as well as our ring bearer and flower girls, at the Reception. *Infants (ages 0-2) are welcome to also attend the Reception; however, they will not be listed on your invitation. They are expected to lap sit, and will not be provided an individual meal or chair. Children (ages 3-10) will receive a kids' meal.

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Are you registered? Where?

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We're excited to start our lives together as newlyweds! In lieu of physical gifts, we would appreciate contributions toward our first home or honeymoon fund. We are fortunate enough to already have all the physical items we need, until we move into our first home! You can find our cash fund on our website under the "Registry" tab. There is 2.5% processing fee with a credit/debit card — or skip the fee by giving through Venmo (@mathewithonet) or PayPal (@mathewperdiguerra), or dropping off a card during our reception. Please make checks payable to "Mathew Perdiguerra" or "Camille Manantan." We appreciate your generosity!

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Can I take photos during the ceremony?

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No. Out of reverence for the Sacred Liturgy, we kindly ask that phones/cameras remain off and out of sight for our "unplugged" ceremony. This includes during the wedding processional and the "first kiss;" we encourage you to be truly present with us. Also, we have 2 professional photographers capturing our day, and we'd hate to have a well-meaning person's device block their view or appear in the photos. Thank you for understanding.

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Is there a dress code?

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Cocktail attire is encouraged. Also, in reverence for the Holy Mass, we kindly ask our guests to dress modestly, and refrain from wearing cropped, cutout/low-cut, and sheer clothing. To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament, the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church. Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest. (CCC 1387)

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Is there parking for the Ceremony and Reception?

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Complimentary on-site parking is offered at both locations. For the Church, we have plenty of parking available in the upper and lower parking lots. Street parking outside of the gated property isn't necessary.

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What time should we arrive to the Church?

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Please arrive 15–30 minutes early to the Nuptial Mass, so you can get seated in the pews. Guests who arrive late may not be allowed inside until after the wedding processional.

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Who can attend the Nuptial Mass?

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In a special way, we'd like to invite our family and friends, as well as parish community, to attend the Mass and witness the Sacrament. Since marriage establishes the couple in a public state of life in the Church, it is fitting that its celebration be public, in the framework of a liturgical celebration, before the priest, the witnesses, and the assembly of the faithful. (CCC 1663)

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What is the Sacrament of Matrimony?

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The Sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life. Marriage is based on the consent of the contracting parties, that is, on their will to give themselves, each to the other, mutually and definitively, in order to live a covenant of faithful and fruitful love. (CCC 1661–1662)

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Who can attend the Reception? Can I bring a guest/date?

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Due to limited space, we are only able to accommodate guests formally listed on your wedding invitation. If you received a plus one, s/he would appear alongside your name when you RSVP.

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Can I make a special request for dietary restrictions?

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Yes, of course! Please list any food allergies and/or dietary restrictions when you submit your RSVP, so we can accommodate accordingly. The chefs are happy to make modifications!

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Will there be an open bar?

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Yes! A full open bar will be available from 4:30–9:00pm. Coffee, tea, and other non-alcoholic beverages will continue to be served until 9:30pm. Cheers!

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Is there transportation to/from the hotel to the Reception?

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Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transportation. However, for guests who would prefer not to drive, we recommend either carpooling or rideshare options, such as Uber or Lyft.