What kind of wedding do you want?
There was a time when a couple would go to church at lunchtime, meet up with close family members, get married, and go back to work in the afternoon. Many brides can see their wedding as an opportunity to prove that fairytales can come true and be a princess – if only for a day. This is why many couples choose one of the fabulous locations that are now available, and it means that weddings have become very expensive affairs.
The fabulous locations that are available include some beautiful churches. Some people choose to be married in church because it is traditional. Christians believe that it is important to make their wedding vows before God. It is an expression of our faith and for many it is a “sacrament” – a sacred event. If you choose to be married at St Martin’s Church, the vicar will assume that you believe in God.
To be married in a church you must be able to show that you have a Qualifying Connection to that church.
When do you want your wedding?
Most couples want a reception of some kind. Having chosen your reception venue it is sensible to talk to the vicar before you make a final commitment to your reception location, date and time.
Weddings can take place on any day of the week and at a time agreed with the vicar. If you want your wedding on Saturday, please be aware that at St Martin’s Church we prefer weddings to take place after 2:30pm. All church weddings must take place before 6pm.
Booking a Church Wedding
Contact Sister Frances to make an appointment and complete the paperwork.
Each of you will need to bring your passport and birth certificate: although other documentation may also be required.
There are many options available to you. Here is a list of a few things for you to consider.
Here is some additional information that may be useful.
If you have been married before and want to get married at St Martin’s Church, please discuss this with the Vicar.