I'm in that awkward state before engagement.
My (future) fiance has made it very clear that he wants out of the planning and wants to "show up". I LOVE planning so its typically right up my ally.
However, I've never seen a Catholic wedding. I've been to a Catholic reception but it was a huge affair with 200+ people.
FFI and I are thinking 20-25 including bridal party, with 10 little ones (11 and under, most under 8)
I've read about the ceremony but I feel so uneasy since I'm planning something I know nothing about. He dis say what readings he didn't want so I've even got readings.
I also don't know what to do about Mass.
I was thinking Mass in the morning, with a downstairs cake and cookies and some punch and maybe finger sandwiches for all. (including priest and music ministry and wee ones)
then maybe a late dinner at a semi-fancy restraunt...adults only. No dancing or that kind of nonsence...just a nice dinner together.
I'm mostly concerned about keeping costs down and keeping inlaws and parents happy.