My FI and I are baptists and very religious, but we don't want to get married in our church. We thought having the ceremony and reception in one locatin would be more convenient for everyone and there are some stipulations on photography in our church and we feel that would take away from the most important memories we'll have of our day. The ceremony will be very spiritual, just as if it was in a church.
My dad is not sure what he thinks about it, but my mom thinks it's because he doesn't like new things and people from our church always get married at the church and then go elsewhere for the reception.
We are meeting with our pastor on Friday. We hope he will be flexible, but there is also a chance that he will prefer not to do a wedding that is not in our church.
Do you have any strong feelings either way? Do you think we're being reasonable? Do you have any advice or thoughts?