(Closed) small wedding in a church? bad idea?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i don’t think it would be ridiculous at all! it’s not a broadway show, where you want to fill up all the seats…. if that’s where your heart is, definitely go for it!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think it is kind of romantic… such a private ceremony. Go with your heart!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think a church with just your loved ones sounds great.  It’ll be such a special day for you all.  I say if you want the small wedding, do it!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We had 80 people in a church that seats nearly 1000. So yeah, we were dwarfed by the space, but it was fine. You should get married in the place that is most meaningful to you, regardless of how your number of guests will look while in the building. It won’t matter at all!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

A lot of larger churches have smaller chapels.  Perhaps get married in the chapel if you feel the church is too big.

I know several Destination Wedding brides that wanted to get married in the Catholic church.  They had their Destination Wedding, then had a smaller ceremony in the chapel of our church.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

if you don’t have a church that is special to you, you could try to find something smaller. catholic churches are usually pretty big, but like some other posters said, some do have smaller chapels.

in the end though, if you truly want a catholic ceremony, then i don’t see a problem with the church not being full! it’s about the 2 of you anyways 🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I agree with Chelseamorning.  My fiance and I are getting married at the church where we met and still attend.  The church sanctuary is huge, but they have a smaller chapel we plan to use.  The chapel holds 400 people, but we only anticipate 42 guests.  

Post # 10
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999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

I think is totally fine! and very romantic just like the others said 🙂

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