I need some advice... Both my parents are practicing Catholics. I was raised as a Catholic, but I don't practice it anymore. For personal reasons, there are just things I don't agree with the Catholic church. I still believe in God and I do believe that our marriage should be blessed by God. My FH and his parents are Protestant Christians and there's a lot of the Catholic teachings they don't agree with same as me. To be quite honest, I agree more with their practice and beliefs than I ever did in Catholicism. My FH and I's plan is to have the pastor at his parents' church do our ceremony and I honestly thought that would be enough to make my mom happy since it's still a Christian wedding (FH's mom is super happy about it!). Well, it turns out after I told my mom that, she contacted the priest at their church and wants me to add 10 minutes to our ceremony so that it can be blessed by the Catholic church by their local priest. My FH and I really just want this to be a quick ceremony and, more importantly, I would not want to impose Catholicism on him or his family especially if they (and I) don't agree with many of the practices. My mom never imposed this idea to my older brother and his wife during their wedding (Baptist Protestant) so I'm really confused why she's insisting on having a Catholic priest at ours... For now, I have gotten her to stop bothering me about it, but I doubt it's the last I'll hear of it. There's only so many times I can say, "No. Sorry, mom. It's our wedding. We don't believe we need a priest to bless our wedding. Our wedding will be blessed by God." I guess this is more of a rant, but if anyone has been through the same thing, how did you navigate through it?