so my fi is catholic and i am christian armenian orthodox. i agreed to get married in his church... but the secretary at his church is saying that the latest we can do a ceremony is 1pm and our reception starts at 7 its when the venue does evening weddings...
i have been to catholic weddings where the ceremony started at 2 the latest. how long is a catholic ceremony?... i also want my priest there to help officiate. there saturday schedule has confessonals starting at 3. but they just merged with another church but that church still has there own services but they share confessional at the other church.. ( basicly the other church is keeping its building and such but sharing services between churches for some stuf) so we could use the other church as they do the confessionals at fi church. there would be a priest avalible as both churches still have a priest so the other church could work..
if services were an hour and they started 15 minutes late... then service would be over by 2:15 2:20 thats if its only an hour service...then receving line till like 3ish that would still leave our guest 4 hours gap between well 3/12 not counting time to get to the venue.. we have out of state guests and local guests
in my church we have only have church services on sunday so we could have our ceremony at my church at anytime on sat.. but he really wants his church..
an option i had was rent out his church hall have everyone mingle for a few hours serve coffee water juice,, have a cheese cracker trays and a veggie tray nothing huge just enough so people can have something to drink and a small nibble until reception time...
we are having a cocktail hour with lots of food and open bar followed by a full course plated dinner and dancing
i know the catholic church is strick on wedding times but even if it was at 130 instead of 1 that would end the ceremony at 230 still thinking it could be at least an hour long. then receving line those sometimes take forever... say 330 then that gives guests only 3 hours wait time..
my other option is to call my venue back and see if we can get the start time to 6 end at 11 and pay extra to have it start earlier that way the gap is not so big
anyone else have issues with this.. a friend of mine got married in a catholic church but there cut off time was 230