Fill the gap? Catholic Wedding and Reception issues. HELP!
Okay so 1st (I've had a post before close to this and got EATEN up by rude comments), I am a very considerate person and not happy at all that we have a lengthy gap between the wedding and ceremony so instead of focusing on commenting about how rude I am, please comment with something to help.
- I am getting married at my childhood church and the priest will not allow us to begin the wedding any later than 1:30pm
- Our venue is not going to let us begin anything before 5pm.
- There is going to be a 2 hour gap for guest because the drive time and length of wedding.
A.) I can not change the location of my ceremony or the reception.
- Why? Because I live in a small town where I was able to reserve the ONLY venue for a reception near by that offered hotels attached (to be considerate to guests and prevent drunk driving).
- I can not go to a different church or priest because our parishes share priests and the rules and priest are all the same within a 30 mile radius.
- I am already fibbing to my priest (Lord, help me) because he said if we wanted to take pictures AFTER the ceremony, then we would have to move the wedding UP to 1pm...If we wanted to dismiss everyone pew by pew it would have to be moved UP another half hour to 12:30.... ---We are taking pictures after the wedding because I don't want to see my FI until the alter (call me old fashioned) and we would like to dismiss everyone pew by pew because I love the intimacy of that with the guests.
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