Make your Cheshire wedding ceremony magic
If you are interested in getting married, firstly congratulations. If you are thinking about getting married in Smallwood we have a lovely church for your special day
What does it cost?
Publication of banns £ 27.00
Marriage Service £ 415.00
Marriage Certificate £ 4.00
Basic Marriage Cost £ 446.00
Organist £ 100.00
Heating £75 (Compulsory 1st October to 30th April; on request 1st May to 30th September on the giving of 2 days notice)
Banns are read on three Sundays, normally consecutively, prior to the wedding taking place and give people a legitimate opportunity to object to your marriage. They will need to have banns read in the parish where they wish to marry and the parish(es) where the couple getting married reside.
There are many opportunities for music at a wedding, not all which have to be taken up
Before the Service
Some couples like to choose specific music to be played before the Bride arrives
Entrance of the Bride
This music tends to be more elegant than lively and many wedding Music websites will categorise music appropriately for entrance and exit etc
The service will take up to three hymns and I wouldn’t recommend less than two, unless you are not having any at all. Hymn suggestions again can be found online
Some couple wish to include a piece of music, a song sung by a friend or a piece from a string quartet as a focal piece within the service
At the conclusion of the service there is normally music whilst the bridal party make their way out of church. This music tends to be loud and lively.
There are excellent music resources on the internet, just type ‘Wedding Music’ into Google for a selection of organ music
The Church of England has recently put together a really useful website to help you plan your wedding. It covers all sorts of areas including planning the service and picking readings and hymns. You can also hear many of the favourite wedding hymns being sung. Enter Church of England + wedding into your search engine or go to http://www.yourchurchwedding.org/planner