The couple should then contact the church organist to ensure his availability for the service. Our organist is an invaluable resource when it comes to selecting music appropriate for the wedding service.
THE WEDDING REHEARSAL
The wedding rehearsal will be directed by the Pastor (the organist will not be present). Those expected to attend the rehearsal are the bride and groom, their attendants including flower girls and ring bearers, ushers, parents, and any grandparents who will be escorted down the aisle. The rehearsal time is ordinarily an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the number of attendants.
Wedding guests are asked to refrain from taking photographs during the service. Professional photographers are required to remain out of the aisles and to refrain from using a flash during the service. Florists making deliveries should call the church office to arrange for the building to be opened in advance of a service.
There is no charge for performing a wedding for members. However, there is an organist fee of $300, and an honorarium (gift) may be offered to the minister or staff member. Checks for the minister/ staff member and the organist should be made out directly to them.
For a non-member wedding service, the fee schedule is shown below. All payments should be received in the church office no later than a week before the wedding. Checks for the minister/ staff member and the organist should be made out directly to them. Checks for the custodial fee and the use of the building should be made out to the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville.
Nonmember Fee Schedule:
|Minister/ staff member
|Use of Sanctuary (meetinghouse)
|Use of Fellowship Center for reception (optional)
*Organist fee on holidays may be higher.