Progress has actually been made this week guys! We booked our DJ and caterer!! I am proud of myself for these big steps. I have my flights booked for Boston next month and if all goes well we will have bridesmaids dresses then too :)
Next weekend we have our engagement pics and then can get our Save the Dates ordered and mailed! I am starting to piece together the mailing list now so we can have that done by mid June.
We have a huge item on the to do list that absolutely must be checked off before our Save the Dates get mailed. Where are we having our ceremony?!
Ross and I were both raised Catholic...however, we are not practicing. My family is extremely active in the Catholic church...his is not. This is our dilemna...we would get married in the church, but there is only one in our town that we would even consider. With that being said...that particular church comes with a lot of "hoops" to jump through...such as being a member for 12 months before the wedding (missed that already), paying a lot to rent the space, having the ceremony only at noon or 2pm (which I hate) and a few other things that bother me. This option really doesn't seem to work for us.
St. Mary's in Greenville via
Our second option is having the ceremony at our venue. The problems we are facing with this are that...
- We need to find our own officiant. I only want to be married by a man and am finding it extremely hard to find a male justice of the peace in our area. Like..brutally hard.
- Our venue has very limited space for pictures, so we would have to see each other before the ceremony in order to take some decent pictures earlier in the day. Originally, we didn't want to see each other before...so that is something we are trying to come to terms with.
Our third option is choosing an entirely different church, that allows non-members to marry there. This would definitely throw my family into a small fit, which they would have to just get over. We did see one church that looks beautiful, but have not gone to actually meet with anyone there yet.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church via -- Isn't that shot just gorgeous?
How did you decide where to have your ceremony? Were family members pressuring you to chose one option over the other? We have to come up with some sort of solution...and fast!!!