Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2016 - City, State
We’ve been looking for a venue where we can have our ceremony outside and the reception inside. The wedding is in April, so we would also prefer to have a backup plan in case it’s raining or freezing out.
My fiance’s church has a large field behind it that the Reverend said we could use if we wanted. And then we could have the reception in the basement of the church. If it does rain or is too cold to be outside, we can always use the church for the ceremony.
I’m just not sure how I feel about this. I feel like it may be a little disrespectful to have the ceremony OUTSIDE of the church but then use the church to have a reception. What do you all think?
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Post # 2
I’m a Christian and I have no problem with it at all. Outdoor weddings are fine, using the church hall for a reception is fine, so why not both? And it sounds like the pastor has no problem with it either. To me, the church is just a building, not a sacred place.
Of course in the end what matter is how you (and your fiance) feel about it personally.
Post # 3
I would find it a bit odd if your ceremony was secular. Church services are outside sometimes, I see no issue with having a religious outdoor ceremony and having the reception inside. Aside from weather issues of course 🙂