Arrangements

  • Calling of the Banns of Marriage – These need to be called for three weeks before a wedding in the church you wish to get married at as well as the Parish that each of you lives in.  You are responsible and must arrange for the calling of ‘Banns’ at the Parish Church where you/Your partner lives. We can only accept banns applications to be published at St Edward’s. A fee will be charged and a certificate issued to you, which you must show to the minister conducting the wedding prior to the marriage service
  • Wedding Couple Evening – Early in the year you have booked to get married you will be sent an invitation to attend wedding preparation. This is an opportunity to discuss with the vicar the service you would like, find out a little more about the church and spend time together investing in your future marriage.
  • Music – The service usually begins with the entry of the bridal party which may be accompanied by the music of your choice either on the organ or a CD (in agreement with the vicar).  You may choose two or three other hymns and our organist or vicar are happy to help with this. After the signing of the register, the service ends as the couple leave, followed by the wedding party accompanied by the music of your choice again either on the organ or a CD.
  • Service Sheets – Many couples opt to have service sheets instead of using hymn books which can be a lovely memento of the day. These are available through wedding stationers or you or a friend can produce your own on a computer. Please check with the vicar before getting them printed to ensure the order is ok and we can also proof check them for you.
  • Confetti – is very much encouraged and you are welcome to use confetti. As an Eco-church committed to reducing our plastic usage, we encourage you to use biodegradable confetti if possible.  The best place for the ‘confetti shot’ is at the church gate.
  • Photographs – Many couples employ professional photographers for the day or have skilled friends and we are pleased to allow ‘the photographer’ to take discrete photographs during the service.
  • Live Streaming/recording of the service  – We are now able to offer Live-streaming as an option to assist with sharing your day with those who could not otherwise be with you. We will broadcast this to your own private Facebook Group (hosted by us) for you and your guests to leave messages and comments and through our Parish YouTube channel

For further details or questions please contact the vicar or parish administrator who will be very happy to assist.