I have never dreamed or even considering anything but a white wedding. I guess being raised in a catholic church and attending a catholic school probably had something to do with my beliefs. Personally i could never see myself being married in a registry office and i guess a marriage in a hotel venue would be nice but i would not know where to start. I don’t really have a hotel in the Uk that holds any significance to myself or my partner and if i chose one of our favorite places abroad then a bunch of our guests would most likely unable to be present due to family and work commitments.
My Voucher codes recently sent me an info graphic stating that only 20 percent of couples would want to opt for a white traditional church wedding. I found these numbers quite shocking as i thought every girls dream was to marry in a church. It seems times are changing and actually after doing some research i can see why a hotel venue would be the easiest option, with all arrangements rolled into one venue the positives far outweigh the negatives.
Marrying in a church was a very warming experience for us. I felt that we already had that special bond with our priest and because he knew us both personally the service flowed and we felt comfortable. we were able to meet him beforehand and choose our own readings and we could pop down to the church at any given moment to discuss flower arrangements and seating plans.
And of course there is no better way to make a grand entrance and exit to the sound of the organ being played and bells chiming. Not forgetting the charming beauty of a traditional church, stained glass windows and the perfect backdrop.
Is it obvious yet that i am all for a church wedding?
In my opinion again i assume that a lot of couples today opt to marry in a licensed venue because traditional beliefs are no longer installed in families. I clearly see less families attending church.
Another reason for opting out of a church wedding is because it may be time consuming. Couples either have to attend the church or at least be present for three consecutive Sundays.
And finally the extra expense. Or is it?
We were married in our church just a few months ago. We had a quiet, low key service with a small meal and just our closest loved ones afterwards. I still wore a white wedding dress and had a grand venue. I did not need much in the way of flowers for the ceremony as the church already had amazing floral displays and we did not need a wedding car as the church was very local to our address.I had my white wedding in my dream venue and it was the perfect day. We had our reasons for wanting a small, low key affair and i wouldn’t change a thing about it.
I feel as i am making offerings from both sides of the table.
As a bride, i do still want to share part of our experience with the rest of our families and friends and we are hosting a celebration party in our garden this month. This has caused more stress than my actual church wedding as i have to call in the caterers, provide seating and drinks. And the cost is not too pretty either.
So yep – i say church wedding all the way!
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