Since my fiancee and I started dating, he was very clear that being married in his church was extremely important to him and he was not willing to forego. Having been raised in a different religion, but not currently practicing, I always planned to be married in his church. Our churches are considered "sister" churches, but his is more traditional than mine.
When we announced our engagement to my parents and that we would be married in his church, my mom's response was "We're glad you're going to be married in any church." When I took my parents to the church and to meet the pastor who has been doing our marriage counseling, suddenly they disagree with our choice as a couple. Because a pastor from my parent's church is not allowed to co-celebrate or participate in the wedding ceremony, my mother told me last night to dump my fiancee and find someone from my parent's faith.
I'm incredibly hurt that she disrespected my fiancee. He's furious and does not want my parents to attend the wedding. This all is coming to a head as we are supposed to sign the contract for the reception venue by Friday of this week. My fiancee and I are not in a financial position to have the reception we've been planning without my parents' assistance. His parents have refused to offer financial support because "it's the responsibility of the bride's family".
I appreciate any thoughts, solutions, or moral support. I've been crying for hours and can't seem to find a solution that appeases everyone.