First some Background:
My FI and I were both raised Catholic but within the past few years we have no longer considered ourselves Catholic. I am personally not a religious person. Both sets of parents are very Catholic.
FI and I do not feel right getting married in a church since we no longer feel that connection to God. We still went ahead and asked FI's family friend who is a priest to marry us. We asked in respect to our parents because we know it would make them happy.
We do no belong to a church so we asked the priest if the church he is at could be our church for the wedding. He said, "for reasons internal to the church I cannot marry you here." Which means (we found out) that my FI and I are too poor and are not welcome in the church since it is made up of old money.
Thus, makeing FI furious. He no longer wants to carry out our parents wishes and get married Catholic. Problem being that we alread asked the priest and our parents would be beyond mad if we did not get married in a church, even though FI and I have different beliefs.
Does nayone have any advice on how to handle this situation?