so my fi is catholic and i am armenian christian orthodox he really wants to get married in his church so i said fine but when he went to book his church they said 1pm is the latest they can do a ceremony. i have been to catholic weddings in the past where the latest they could do a ceremony is like 2pm.. we have our venue at 7pm i am not even sure how long a catholic mass lasts.
i also want my priest there to help officiate with his priest they can work the logistics out between both priests.
i am thinking 1 hour ceremony starts 15 minutes late ends at 2:15 2:20-245 recieving line and people chit chatting that still leaves at 4 hours well 3/12 hours not counting driving time to the reception venue.. that means people will have to drive home or find someplace to idle we have out of state guests so they would just go to the hotel nearby but then we have guest who are local and live maybe 45 minutes from the church...
i looked up his parishes times and they have 3:00 confessionals.. but they just merged with another church and that churchs confessionals are done at his church.. i was thinking maybe ceremony at that church at 2ish
i know the catholics are really strict on ceremony times but they dont always cordinate with venues time slots. my church there is no cut off as we only have church services on sunday... the wedding ceremony is like 45 to an hour long my only other option i was thinking of was having his priest do the tradtional catholic ceremony on us and then have my priest extened it for half hour and do the tradtional king and queen ceremony on us.
then my third option was to have his church hall rented out for our guests to mingle for a few hours have some coffee, water juice, and some light snack foods like cheese and crackers and veggies and dip nothing really heavy. but then they might get bored after 3 hours of sitting around
did anyone else have this issue and what did you do. i am thinking of calling my venue and seeing if i could have the room an hour earlier and pay them the extra whatever it will cost and instead of 12midnight having it end at 11