Post # 1
I wanted to see if anyone has had experience with something similar, and had suggestions how to approach this.
My Fiance and I are currently located in NYC, for the next year, not knowing where we will be afterwards. My family is located in North Jersey, with his in DE. I know that traditionally, the bride’s parish is used, but I’m against it mostly because having a wedding in either North Jersey or NYC can be crazy expensive. We are thinking about either western PA or south Jersey, because it would be equidistant between the families. I do know you are supposed to go to the parish before booking a venue, but I’m not sure if I should narrow down which parishes to approach before looking at venues, or the other way around? Any help would be much appreciated!
Post # 3
You can do them simultaneously, you look at churches and reception sites in within reasonable distance of each around the same time. Thats what we did anyway. But we booked our reception hall first
Post # 4
Sorry, didn’t realize my post the other day went though after laptop issues!
Post # 4
since you’re not a member of the parish, i would check with the ones close to possible reception venue clusters to see what’s available and then when you have a list of the parishes that will marry you, start looking at the surrounding reception venues so that you’re not wasting your time.
Post # 5
I would do them simultaneously as well. We did it this way, but both of our locations book up crazy fast.. so we did them both at the same time so that we were able to get deposits on both places asap.
Depending on where you’re looking in western PA (NW, SW), I may be able to give you some info!