Post # 1
My fiance and I spoke to a church about renting their space for our ceremony, and we had a verbal agreement that we could have it from 3-6. But, they called us back about a month later and said they had another event and we couldn’t use it until after 5:30. My fiance is upset about it, but I’m not sure what can be done. We were planning on doing the ceremony on the late side anyway, so it’s not a huge change, and I’m not thrilled at the prospect of finding another location. I do think that the church people thought it would be okay to bump us since we are not members of the church, and they thought their event was more important than renting the church out. Is there anything I can do to make my fiance feel better?
Post # 3
I’m not sure what you can do to make him feel better, but you could tell him that it’s not uncommon? A lot of churches give members priority over non-memebers.
Sorry you’ve having to deal with it though. Yucky!
Post # 4
You could also point out all the "wonderful" ways the ceremony being later will be. (even if you don’t think this, I’m sure you could come up with a few! 🙂 It actually may help YOU feel better about it too!) Some you could use would be 1. More time to relax in the morning with your friends 2. More time to get ready 3. depending on the time of year your wedding is, the sun may be close to setting.
Also, now that this has happened, I would suggest (if you have not already done so) getting a formal, or at least written, contract with the church as to when you can be there.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. Those are both helpful suggestions.