Post # 1
Hey Hive! This is just a small post not to vent but to ask advice if any other bees have gone through this (which I am sure some have).
My parents (mainly Mom) want us to be married in the Catholic church that I grew up in and was raised in (which I am no longer a part of because we moved). They want us to be married by the parish priest, who I love dearly as a good friend, but unfortunately to my understanding, Catholic priests cannot wed outside of the church walls.
FI and I have known where we wanted to get married from the very beginning. It is *our* spot. It’s the place where we found each other and the place where we fell in love. We do not want to compromise getting married there.
I guess what I am feeling is a lot of pressure to be married in the church. I have told my parents of my intentions and I feel like I’m getting no where.
Post # 3
I had to deal with the same thing when I got engaged. Just firmly tell them you have already picked your ceremony location and the decision is not up for discussion. Repeat it enough times and it’ll get through to them eventually.
Post # 4
I think you should get married where you want to get married. It’s your wedding, would it be more meaningful for you to get married at your spot or at the church? Like I said, it’s your wedding and I know your parents will be upset but they had their wedding already.
Post # 5
I think you should get married where you have dreamed of getting married. Hopefully you mom will see how much it means to you and will someday understand. Good luck.
Post # 6
I completely agree with Gingersnap. Good luck and happy wedding planning!
Post # 7
Thank you ladies, I really appreciate hearing words of support and knowing that others have gone through it! 🙂