Hi ladies. My FI is Catholic, and I am not. However, my family does not regularly attend church (CofC), and for financial reasons we are having the wedding in his hometown, thus we are also having the wedding at his church.
A deacon from FI's church is officiating the ceremony (we aren't having a Mass) and in an effort to appease my parents an elder from the church where I grew up will be co-celebrating by saying a few words after the homily.
We aren't doing the Old Testament reading that we originally wanted (from Sirach), because I'm trying to make this as comfortable and familiar as possible for my parents, since they are basically of the belief that Catholicism isn't based on the Bible, anything related to Catholicism is awful, and they constantly badger me to explain certain facets of Catholicism that I clearly can't explain because I am not Catholic.
My mother keeps insisting that I'm going to convert, and my dad even went as far as to say I should convert when we first got engaged "just to get it out of the way and make them happy", them being FI's family. While conversion isn't out of the question in the future, it's not something I am going to do just to make anyone happy.
Any suggestions on how to handle my parents? We have a pretty rocky relationship as it is, but this has become the biggest issue.
Backstory: FI and I will have been together 5 years on the day we get married. He has always been Catholic, this is not a new thing. His entire family on both sides is Catholic.
ETA: Spelling and backstory.