Wedding Update: Going to the Chapel

As I mentioned in a previous post at some point, my fiance is dead set on getting married in a church - he doesn't care about any other aspect of the wedding but he knows that he wants to get married in a church. I don't have anything agaisnt churches, but I was trying to keep everything at one location in an effort to save money. Also churches tend to be so big and we're not having hundreds of people, so I didn't want my ceremony almost looking empty.

Anyway, I've come to realize that we've been engaged since May and have yet to have accomplished anything as far as planning the wedding - no deposits have been made, nothing has been finalized - zero. So I've re-evaluated and have gotten all my thoughts in order and have decided to start with the church. My best the friend (the internet) has helped me on my search to find the perfect church and boy was I in for a shock - the prices of some churches are ridiculous! $1200...$3000....I mean seriously, what would Jesus do? There was one church that I absolutly fell in love with, but there was no price on the website and the offices was closed for the weekend (I hate waiting).

One of my co-workers then told me about a church nearby that her nephew was going to be married in for $500. - sounded like a bargain to me compared to everything else I'd seen. She gave me the name and number of the churches wedding coordinator but she too didn't seem to be available until Monday, so once again I waited. Monday morning I kept trying to call her, but there was some random thing wrong with my phone or hers. Then I tried calling the church that I fell in love with over the internet. I spoke to an employee and she was able to give me a price over the phone - it was even cheaper than the one my co worker had told me about - sweet! I couldn't believe it! Today I will be heading over to the church (with my mom and fiance) to pick up the wedding package from the coordinator and be able to see the church in person, I am so excited.

As far as the reception, there's a 90% chance that we're going to be having it at home which I think is a great idea. At first we were thinking of doing everything in the backyard, but then I came up with the idea having the dinner inside the living/dinning area (we're going to take all the furniture out and bring in round tables along with gold chivari chairs) and then in the backyard we're going to set out like a lounge area and that's where we'll dance and party the night away. I have the whole visual in my head I just have to bring it to life - but more on that later.

I'll be back later to document my experience at the church...

4 comments :

My Dream Ring said...

Wow that's pricey! I think the backyard I dea will be nice and intimate, and you get the chivari chairs.

Cyd said...

I love the idea of having the dinner and party at home! If we had a great place to do so, I would definitely consider the same. How special and personal!

EliandMe said...

I am absolutely in love with the idea of an 'at home', backyard wedding. Unfortunately our backyard is teeny tiny so it wouldn't work for us, but I am desperate for a fellow blogging bride to do it.

We are having a church ceremony!

CURLY+NERDY said...

I'm very excited about using our home as well - I'll be able to add many personal touches, and there won't be a limit as to how long everyone can dance and hang out, lol

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