I couldn't decide to put this under etiquette or here and here won out. I'd like to have my pastor at my church officiate my wedding. i've known him for years and i just can't imagine anyone else performing the ceremony. However, there will be alcohol at the reception. Is it inappropriate to ask him knowing this? How does that work? The ceremony and reception are in the same place. How does that usually work? I know many christian ceremonies that have alcohol at the reception so I'm just wondering how that worked out.