Hi, I had a catholic ceremony in sydney then a week later i had a hindu ceremony in Fiji. It is possible to have them on the same day but is a lot. The catholic ceremony would take 30-45 minutes if its the short ceremony and not a full mass. The hindu ceremony i had which was shortened from a traditional ceremony was about 2 hours long. I absolutely loved both of my weddings and i think i made the right decision having them seperate. I got to wear my white dress all day and i got experience the whole hindu wedding experience and all the little games and traditions that went with it.
It is possible it just depends on what parts you want.
Have you got an S&T, Autumn2010?? I'd love to see how yours turned out.
Perhaps you would need to do the Catholic one late morning (say 11:30) and the Hindu one straight after, rather than at the reception? That way you can have time for photos and a bit of a relax? It might be a long day for you tho...
FH and I decided to have both ceremonies on the same day cos we both felt that the second ceremony would feel a bit unnecessary if we had it on another day.
At the moment, the church is booked for 2pm because the earlier timeslot was 9:30am, which I felt was a bit early. But now, I'm thinking that maybe that's the best time, after all. I guess we could have the morning ceremony and then photos, get ready for Hindu wedding...and if it is a 2 hour thing, maybe have it in an outdoor venue and have photos... then I can change back into my gorgeous Maggie Sottero dress and go to the reception.
Is the shortened version really 2 hours??