I have always had my heart set on getting married in a Catholic Church by the priest who married my parents. I am currently running into a huge problem. The church and priest only do Saturday weddings at 2 pm. I was planning on having cocktail hour at 5 pm at the earliest and the reception to start at 6pm. Which leaves a ridiculous amount of time between the ceremony and reception.
I have no clue how to work around this. I have toyed with the idea of of having the ceremony after Saturday mass which wouldn't be until about 7 pm, but then people wouldn't be having dinner until 8pm at the earliest. I'm assuming others must have encountered this problem...any suggestions or ways around this are greatly appreciated.