Marriage Preparation

Wedding Day Policies

Here are some helpful pieces of information which should assist you in preparing to celebrate your sacrament of marriage at St Teresa.

Our weekend wedding schedule is as follows:

Friday afternoons and evenings;

Saturday afternoons for 1 pm and 3:00 pm;

Sunday afternoon for 3:00 pm;

No weddings on any holiday weekends, civil or religious.

Rehearsals are booked around events already scheduled in the church. We have a first come first served policy. You may want to book your rehearsal on your first appointment with one of the priests so as to avoid conflict with other church events.

A wedding ceremony that begins late, for any reason, may be reduced in time with portions of the ceremony omitted. This is at the discretion of the celebrant and/or pastor. We ask that the groom arrive at the Church a half hour before the wedding begins and the bride should be somewhere on Church property at least 15 minutes before so as to ensure beginning the ceremony on time. Please be sure to share this with all vendors, photographers, limousine drivers, videographers, etc.

Photographers and videographers are welcome in our church during the ceremony. We ask, however, that they not be a distraction from the ceremony. All will be instructed to observe the reverence, solemnity and sacredness of the ceremony. Photographers and video people are not ever permitted in the sanctuary of the Church. Please see the photographer/videographer guidelines available below.

Any and all kinds of flowers are very welcome in the Church. Most couples order two arrangements. Normally, we never place anything on top of the altar except a unity candle, should you choose to have one. Additionally, only ribbon may be used to attach any flowers to the pews.

 

Any adhesive materials are strictly prohibited. We do not permit the use of aisle runners. Guest may not throw anything outside the church following the wedding ceremony such as petals, rice, birdseed, etc. 

Regarding stipends and donations, these matters are to be discussed with the priest at the first meeting.

A license from City Hall is required for the marriage to be civilly valid. Please bring the license to the rehearsal as we cannot officiate at a wedding without one.

Peace and blessings as you continue with your marriage preparation. We are committed to making your celebration beautiful and meaningful both for you and your guests. Please be assured of our assistance and prayers as we journey together to the altar of God on your wedding day.

Wedding Photographer Guidelines

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