(Closed) My little heart has been set on a Church ceremony!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We got married in a church and then travel a short distance (about 20 min/15 miles) to the reception hall. It worked just fine!

I think you’ll just have to figure out whether your heart is set on a church ceremony. If that’s what you want, your guests will be fine to drive. But if you really want to have your SO’s father perform the ceremony, your best bet may be to find another setting that seems special to you.

Post # 4
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We will be getting married in my dream ceremony venue (a cute little white chapel) and then traveling about 15-20 minutes to the reception. I think it’ll be fine.

ETA: I couldn’t give up my “dream” of getting married in a little white chapel so I really wish you luck in finding a church. However, I don’t think weddings NEED to be in churches. God is everywhere so anywhere you get married and say your vows to your husband & God will be sacred and holy. No worries, doll.

Post # 5
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Can you articulate exactly why you want a church wedding? If it isn’t specifically for the “house-of’god” purpose, remember that any space you choose for your ceremony will take on the meaning and special feeling you give it. Many people have a religious officiant outside of a religious building, and that can be a way of incorporating your traditions with the convenience of having the ceremony on-site.

We’re getting married and having the reception at the same venue, and found it so wonderful to only coordinate with one set of people. There’s no travel involved, no chance of transporation issues, and everyone is together for the entire event. 

Post # 7
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We got married in a church, it is the church I grew up in, was baptized, confirmed in. My parents got married there.  So to me yes it was important to marry in that church. The reception was about 5 minutes away. 

If your heart desires being married in a church then you may have to bite the bullet and pay/or use the officiant from whatever church you chose

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