Post # 1
Anyone have a destination wedding and went back home and had a Catholic church wedding and reception?
It’s looking like we’ll have about 100 guests fly to our wedding.
Our tentative plan is to get married in NYC, Friday night in church (cause that is all my parents are asking–church wedding) and then Saturday evening park wedding–which is the setting of what we want.
I’m trying to think of ways of not having the church wedding in NYC; but then again, I don’t want to have a double wedding…park wedding in NYC and church wedding back at home… but maybe you can change my mind.
For those who’ve done this, how did it work out? Sounds like a big headache to me.
Trying to brainstorm.
Post # 3
I’m unsure of why exactly you don’t want the Catholic part in NYC if you’ll already be in a church?
We did something very similar to what you are talking about, we had a Catholic wedding service the night before, very small. Then we had the wedding outside that I wanted the next day. It was important for me to be married in the Catholic church but I wanted an outdoor wedding. It worked out really well for us. We were local but 85% of our guests had to travel.
Post # 4
@imnotorange: Are you religious? Is a church wedding important to you? There was no way, no how I was having a religious ceremony or a church wedding no matter what any family members wanted. Luckily my parents are fine with it, grandparents are another story but I don’t care about their opinion on this matter.
My cousin got married a few years ago on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Her church from growing up was already booked on the Saturday so she had a secular ceremony at her venue and then had a religious ceremony at the church on the Monday (holiday) and anyone who hadn’t gone home yet attended the church ceremony as well. I think as long as they are close to each other (same weekend, or a week apart) it is fine.
Post # 5
@cora_123: all of our plans are still tentative, nothing booked yet. still trying to work out logistics.
@pixiecat: the church wedding is more important to my parents; i’m not religious as my parents, but in the end i dont want to regret not getting married in the church.
Post # 6
@imnotorange: Why dont you just get married in a Catholic church in NYC? I dont think you are able to get married twice in 2 different churches. I had a destination wedding in the Caribbean but had our religious ceremony here first (got married officially) then went to the Caribbean and had a symbolic ceremony there and reception
Post # 7
@sweetchiquita12: oh, no im not talking about getting married twice in a church. the option im playing with is either :
a) get married at church in nyc
b) get married in church at home before or after nyc.