Post # 1
Hello girls! I need your opinion/advice, here is my dilemma… My fiancé and I are getting married at a beautiful resort with has a chapel. However, I am Catholic and the priest can’t go out there to marry us. I have been trying to compromise with my fiancé. He is set on having our ceremony at the resort chapel which is fine with me as long as we do the Catholic ceremony first. So we would have two ceremonies, Catholic (30-40 min) and another one at the resort chapel (civil ceremony 20 min max). Is this weird? He keeps saying that I’m going to ruin the wedding by doing the Catholic wedding, but it is extremely important to me. He says that it is not convenient since we are having the reception at the same resort the chapel is. The Catholic Church is about 15 min away from the resort. What should I do? Any ideas to make this work? Thanks!
Post # 3
Maybe do a very small Catholic ceremony with just your immediate families? Explain to those guests the importance of your religious ceremony, and why there may be a duplicate civil ceremony at the resort. You could even do the Catholic ceremony in the morning, give those guests a chance to rest, and then in the afternoon/evening go back to the resort and do the civil ceremony there.
Post # 4
It doesn’t sound like he’s being very considerate of the importance your faith has to you… Can you not compromise with having the Catholic ceremony with bridal party and family and civil ceremony with everyone else after?
Post # 5
Thank you ladies! We actually met withe deacon last week and my fiancé aggred to having a small catholic wedding that morning with our parents, then the big wedding that after no with everyone else. Yay!!!! Now the preparation begins!