hey has who has had a church wedding? or thinking of having one, do you have any tips or ideas on getting the price of the church knocked down a little bit ? xxx
Don't have choir, organ or bells x
Hi I agree with Emily :)
Actually attending regularly.
dont have heating if its not winter lol we got married in july last year cost of church was £650 and all we wanted was the bless but sadly few says before they add to pull out so we paid less not having the organist or chior helps knock price down to x
I had a church one. The price is for any flowers they provide , heating, bellringers, choir, organist, and for someone to open up if anything needs setting up.....if you don't need these things then that's gets the price down x
Its a church..you don't knock.price down.
You usually go.to.the church of your parish.
Speak to.the vicar or priest.
They may expect you to.attend services.
You WILL.have to.attend 3 weeks the banns are read.
Choir and bells will.add.to.cost.
You still have to.supply your flowers yourself.
The church adds up depending what you have. Our basic price was £450, £150 deposit then £300 6 weeks before. Then it's £80 for flowers £100 for bells £70 for the organist etc etc so if you just go basic then it's £450 in my area x
Depending if you want a Catholic Church or a C of E church.. C of E churches charge.. whereas Catholic Churches ask for a donation well our church does where we are getting married a minimum of £50 donation is all they have asked for
I'm getting married in a C of E church and we don't have to attend when Bans are being read, all are different though. I'm going to attend soon anyway out of courtesy, that and I want to size it up for flowers and decorating 😂
Our church has a flat rate. We paid a bit extra to get a minister of our choice though (family friend and the extra cash went to him, not the church).
I agree with others though - apart from forgoing extras don’t try to haggle on price. Churches are expensive to run and most people only seem to want them so they can have pretty wedding photos rather than religious devotion. If they lose money then they close and no one will have them for the pretty pictures.
The cost of the church will be mainly for banns and also the wedding licence, plus the upkeep of the building and the wage of the vicar. I wouldn’t expect the other things to be included as they will cost the church extra on top.
The church price for C of E is set for all. The costs that differ are the add ons ie organist, church bells etc. It is listed on C of E website and does go up slightly each year.
As others have said a c of e church the price is fixed, and you pay for extras like bells, choirs and organists. Remember if you want to get married in a church, the reason it's there is to support the community (like you who want to marry in it) and very often the church is the cheapest part of people's weddings. Churches are charities, it's not really reasonable to ask them to reduce their price. That goes directly back into its daily running and the community.
The price is fixed if Church of England. If catholic I think they vary but you need a registrar as well. The church usually charge for heating, organ, choir, for you to take a video and there is also a music fee even if you don't use their organist but want music for copyright. It's to cover their costs and make sure they can provide services. It was important to me to get married in a church but if you are not bothered, it can be cheaper to get married in your venue. X
I got married yesterday in my catholic church & it was free! Just had to pay the registrar £50
If you’re actually a regular attendee then the pice is very reasonable but at the end of the day it’s a church... they don’t knock off £££s, if you want to get married there you should pay whatever they ask.
Rates for church weddings are set ( Church of England) all charge the same. You pay for what you want extras wise. Organist etc. If having a video due to copyright laws price there is an extra charge which I think the church doesn't keep.
I'm on the parish council of my church where I got married and had to pay the full price for everything I wanted. They are standard fees set but the church of England and there is nothing they can do so if you want it cheaper you'll have to go without things like the choir or play music instead of having the organist, sorry xx
We are getting married in St Edwards church in Corfe Castle and it’s a flat rate despite my partner having lived in the village for over 20 years and all his family living there and have got baptised there. Unfortunately you can’t negotiate with churches, it’s all down to the area and charities discretion. If you want to keep cost down don’t have extras like organ, bells etc. Our church with the bells is costing us £750. I hope this helps x