churches will require plenty of notice of your wedding date.
Some churches are booked four years in advance.
you first visit the minister of the church where you are to
be married, the minister will;
you to obtain details of birth and occupation for yourselves
and both fathers
you of the church fees for the church, organist, choir and
you how long the service will take (usually 30-40 minutes
for most services and 60 minutes for nuptial mass)
still photographs or a video can be taken inside the church
confetti throwing is allowed inside or outside the church
(in most cases not allowed) An alternative to confetti is
coloured rice or dried flower petals.
type of flowers will be restricted because of church festival
- Find out well in advance what
music facilities will be available.
- Can you have the musician
and /or music of your choice?
- At some churches you have
to pay the organist even if you have your own music
need to arrange for:
guides for your guests who do not share the same faith as
yourselves. This will allow them to follow the proceedings
readily and share in your day.
groom and men to arrive at the church 45 minutes before the
ceremony the allow time for photographs of the boys and groom's
photographer to allow the minister to see the groom and men
at least 15 minutes before the ceremony
bride and father should arrive 5 minutes early so that the
photographer does not hold up proceedings
bride and groom and bridal party usually leave the church
1 - 1.5 hours after the start of the ceremony.
information is generic enough for most areas but you are advised
to check with your local churches and celebrants. If you would
like to add your own customs and traditions we will be very
pleased to extend the information to accommodate a broader
interest please contact us
at LIFETIME Photography.
there is another wedding before or after yours , you approach
the other party and ask if they would like to share the
cost of flowers
the type of music allowed in the church.