Post # 1
We have an option to have ou ceremony at our chapel ini our church which will cost us $300 for a room that seats 300 people. Our venue for the reception has offered us to have the wedding directly before the reception at no extra cost as long as its included in the 4 hour package.
We are being cheap, we are just trying to figure out if it really matters if we have the seremony at the church.
Opinions please 🙂
Post # 3
We are having an outdoor ceremony with an Officiant. I was also recently at a full, Catholic mass church wedding. For me, it’s not a big deal unless you are super religious. In fact, we go to several weddings (6-8) a year and almost all of them except for 3 have been at the venue and NOT at a church…
Post # 4
I just noticed all the spelling mistakes in my orginal post..thats what happens when you get 4 hours of sleep when you are used to a full 8 hours…sorry
Yes so I know that having it at a church is not such a big deal, for some reason it just seems weird to have my ceremony in the same room as the reception. I know it has been done before and it would probably be worth it for the savings. I just grew up attending weddings that were in a church and then either in the banquet hall at the church or at a seperate location.
My FI doesn’t care either way as long as I am happy. I know that God is everywhere so he will be watching us if we said our vows in reception location or even in a gas station if we chose to get married there lol. I just feel like it seems like we are being too cheap having the ceremony and the reception at the same place in the same room!
Post # 5
I bought my dress a few weeks ago and after choosing such a wonderfully princess type dress, my mom thinks I need to have it at the church since it might look like overdressed walking down the ailse of the banquet hall. Our church has three locations within the church for the wedding and there is a cheaper option of $150 for a prayer chapel at our church but it is small is only seat 50 people while our guest list is at 150 which is why we chose the room that seat 300 people. The reception hall that we are renting has a 125 people minimum and we are paying $20.95 per plate so we are being sure to invite at least 25 over the minimum so that we wont be wasting food. So my choice for the church wedding isn’t really motivated by my thought that God only sees you at church cause he is everywhere.. I am more thinking of how much I will like the pictures
Post # 6
This is really up to you. Are you religious? Would it bother you if you weren’t married in a church? If it were me, I would say have your ceremony at the reception site so people don’t have to drive between and you have more time for pictures.
Post # 7
Which would make for better pictures? Will you miss not getting the classic shot of you and FH walking down the aislein a church or standng on the steps?
What are the steps for transforming the venue from ceremony site to reception?
Just some things to think about!
Post # 8
Thats the thing, the banquet hall would use the head table as the backdrop for the ceremony and have the tables divided so that there is an aisle that I would walk down to my FI. Then after the ceremony is over the bride and groom walk out into the hallway and take a few pictures while the guest have cocktail 30 minutes. Then when we are done taking pictures we go back in and start the reception.
The church and the banquet hall are only 10 minutes away and there is ample parking at both locations. I was actually think that having the drive time will give us time to take pictures and once we get into the reception hall the guest will just be settling down