Civil ceremony or church wedding?
Me and h2b are getting married Dec this year in a beautiful hotel. As neither of us are religious, and it will be december, therefore rubbish weather, we have opted for a civil ceremony in the venue.
More recently, however, I have been wanting a traditional church wedding more and more. However, I would feel guilty getting married in a church just for the photos and the longer aisle and pretending to believe in something we don't. Both of our mums desperately want us to get married in a church (The church we would get married in is a few doors down from my parents so would be walking distance which would be lovely) and h2b's mum is an active Christian and I know she would be over the moon if we changed our mind.
Am I thinking too much into this? Do lots of people get married in churches when they don't believe? I have never been to civil ceremony, but as far as I'm aware, the church weddings I have been to, they haven't been active christians.....
I have 4 bridemaids, 3 flowergirls and 2 page boys so could really really do with the extra length of the aisle (the aisle in the hotel is L shaped and the longest length is about 7 metres max)
As I said before, it will be Dec and weather will prob be rubbish. There is about a 20 min drive frm the church to the venue, am thinking it would probably be easier to have it all in one place, everyones hair stays in tact and its just simpler Also, we're hoping to get a couple of rooms in the hotel the night before and have a sort of 'rehearsal dinner' with our best friends and parents the night before, then wake up in the hotel and get ready there (eliminating the need for cars too - save money!)
Sorry for the long winded post, any help and opinions greatly appreciated!