Post # 1
Okay so I am considering having my wedding at my church. it is the perfect size for the amount of people I am inviting but I have one problem. We have an auditorium that doubles as a reception hall. Is it tacky to have a morning wedding and then a reception way later that evening OR have a wedding and then go on our honeymoon and have a reception when we return? I’m just not sure what is acceptable in terms of ettiquate.
Post # 3
I definitely wouldn’t want to attend a wedding and then come back a week later after the couple went on their honeymoon for a reception. I think that’s kind of asking a lot of your guests. I’m also of the mindset that the wedding is for the bride and groom and the reception is for your guests. They come to celebrate your love and in return you throw a fun party to thank them. Why do you have to have the reception later in the evening?
Post # 4
@livelaughlove245: Is something going on at the reception hall when you want it? Not sure why there’s a problem. I voted to have the reception somewhere else.
Post # 5
Can you shorten the time frame between wedding and reception? People will want to attend a reception after the ceremony, not a week later or even a few hours later (if you can avoid a big delay).
Post # 6
Honestly, I think you’ll lose half/most of your guests if you do it either way. I would try to follow the ceremony immediately with a reception.
Post # 7
I think the best way is to have ceremony at the church, then reception somewhere else. Isnt that how most weddings work?
Do you have to have the wedding in the morning? I also do not understand what the problem is…
Post # 8
It’s pretty typical for religious weddings to have a gap between the ceremony and reception (a tad annoying, but expected), but not a WEEK long gap. The sooner together they can be the better…does your church onyl allow morning weddings? I know some are like this.
Post # 9
My problem is mostly cost. I am trying to find somewhere that will let us cater the food ourselves and provide us with space for both a wedding and a ceremony so that one can transition smoothly into the other without having to clean up/set up between. All the places I have liked so far requires us to have them cater it. Plus, my Mother-In-Law does cakes as a side buisness and these places wont let her do our cake which is a problem.
I think you all are right though. I am going to keep looking so I can do the wedding with a reception almsot immediately following. I wouldn’t want to wait around or have to come back a week later either.