Frequently Asked Questions

Below we hope you will find the answers to the most common questions. If you have a question that is not included in the list below and anywhere else on this site, please feel free to contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


 
What time should I arrive for the ceremony?

The Bridal Procession will begin at 2:00 p.m. sharp, so we would appreciate if our guests arrived at least 10-15 minutes early at the church. For more information please refer to the Ceremony Information page in the Guest Info section.

 
Where can I park for the ceremony?

Besides the street parking, there is two free designated parking lots by the church. For more information please refer to the map on the Ceremony Information page in the Guest Info section.

 
I am not Catholic, so can I still attend the ceremony?

Yes, of course. We would like for all our family and friends to be part of this great celebration and to witness our marriage, therefore we encourage everybody to attend our wedding ceremony regardless of the religious beliefs.

 
I am not invited, but can I still attend the ceremony?

Yes, of course. We would like for all our family and friends to be part of this great celebration and to witness our marriage. The ceremony is not restricted to invited guests only, therefore we would also be happy to see our friends who unfortunately we were unable to invite to our Reception due to capacity limitations.

 
What is the Dress Code for the ceremony?

Informal or a semi-formal attire would be appreciated.

 
What time will the Bride and the Groom arrive at the reception?

Our goal is to arrive at the reception by 6:30 p.m., however the doors to the Ballroom will be open at 5:00 p.m. at which point the Swedish Buffet will be served.

 
Where can I park for the reception?

Besides the street parking, there is three free parking lots near the Baldachin Inn (where you can also park overnight). For more information please refer to the map on the Reception Information page in the Guest Info section.

 
What is the Dress Code for the reception?

Informal or a semi-formal attire would be appreciated.

 
Will there be an open bar at the reception?

Definitely. This being a Polish/Russian Wedding, that's a must. You can count on lots of vodka being available, along with other alcoholic beverages.

 
How do I make the Bride and the Groom kiss during the reception?

In the Polish and Russian tradition, to make the Bride and the Groom kiss, the crowd has to yell either "Gorzko" or "Gorko" (Polish or Russian respectively). After the kiss, the guests (especially the ones yelling "Gorzko" or "Gork0") generally take a shot of vodka.

Both of these words directly translate to "bitter". Although this may seem a strange thing to say to have the Bride and the Groom kiss, the reasoning behind it is because the vodka is bitter, they need a kiss to make it sweeter.