First comes…?

posted 4 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@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 DH 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
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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.

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