My bf's parents are kind of religious. We aren't. They want a church wedding but we don't. They will only help pay if we get married in a church. I think that sucks but we can't afford it on our own. My mom is single and can't help. Don't know what to do.

You are going to have to make a decision as to whether or not you want independence or not. As much as you would like a regular wedding, maybe the thing to do is get married at a courthouse and have a reception when you can afford it. Or just give in. I would opt for door #1

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