Post # 1
So I have the stupidest question ever (I am the epitome of “New Bee”) Anyway… how exactly do you pick a date for the wedding? Do you book the venue first and then the church…? What is the best way to coordinate the venue and the church??
Post # 3
@candydots: if you are set on a church, ie your local parish, then I’d start there. You can then find a reception hall that is available. My wedding was interfaith, I’m catholic and Darling Husband is Jewish so we needed a catholic priest to do pre cana and who would work with a rabbi. We found the priest first and then the venue. You really go by what’s non negotiable. If you are in love with a venue but the church could be a pick from a few then go venue first. My SIL booked her photographer first bc she was in looooove with this one photographer Lol.(ps I don’t recommend photographer first as it was kind of a crap shoot to find the venue after- but at least they didn’t need a church as both are Jewish!)
Post # 4
For us, the church was a non-negotiable, so I contacted them first to find out available dates in general time we wanted to get married. There were a few dates where the church wasn’t available, so those were out. Then we started venue shopping and worked off of the dates that the church was available.
Post # 5
Around here, the venues are more tricky, so I booked that and went to the church next, but I noted what dates the venue was available besides mine. If the church didn’t have that day available (they did), I would have made the decision to try another church or book one of the other available days at the venue and reschedule.