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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Hi Ladies,

    We have our church and time slot booked now, only thing is, is there a set price roughly for having the bells rung in church? Does it vary depending on parish/church? I am taking our forms back this weekend but roughly wanted to know a guide price for this as we really want the bells but not sure what the cost is - will definitely check with our church on Saturday :)

    Thanks xx
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Sorry, did not want to read and run, I am not sure to be honest, I'm guessing it might depend on the church.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Bells will cost anything from £5-£20 per rope (which is per ringer). It will depend on the ringers and their set fee because you pay per person. The minimum you really need is 6 because any less and it doesn't work. Anything more is up to you and also how many bells you have xx

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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Fabulous thanks hun! I just thought it would just be one standard fee....never thought you have to pay for each person! xxx
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    P.S. I'm a bell ringer and my Dad is a bell hanger so I've grown up with these people ;) so any questions, just let me know!

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Pursue a set price but this will change church to church depending on Number of bells and number of ringers.

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    • Mrs M Wade
      CommentAuthorMrs M Wade
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    I think our vicar told us it would be another £100+ to have bell ringers x

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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Why how many bells can we have? Ideally id rather pay a set fee so will ask about my options on Saturday....and only want to pay to one account really can't be doing with messing around :) with churches.....we're not having the choir or organ (horrible out of tune noises no thanks lol), do they usually allow you to provide your own music/cds/docking station etc? xxx
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    You can't pay a set 'fee' because each person is paid separately but you can pay the full amount in one. Normally the ringers are paid on the day or the amount is left with the church to then give to them. How many bells because you ring certain methods/patterns and if you have less than 6, you can't do that and it is very monotonous and pointless really. You need enough bells to make it worthwhile! xx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Some churches will let you have your own music, it all depends on the vicar and what they feel is right xx

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Sorry I've no idea, I wanted bells but our church doesn't have them so it wasn't even an option.

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    • JR2015
      CommentAuthorJR2015
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
     
    Our vicar told us that it's an extra £80 for the bells although we arent going to bother.

    I really dislike the organ too, the vicar we booked our wedding with was very laid back about letting us have cd music in the church etc but he has since left and a new one has taken over now (and not as laid back unfortunately) so I dont know if they will let us anymore.
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Good to know as forgot about having bells lol

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    • Linzi-jo
      CommentAuthorLinzi-jo
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Our bells didnt cost us anything extra and our whole ceremony (including organist and verger fees) was £450. Every parish is different xxx

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Our Church have said £140 for the bells, we were going to have them but now we're having an acoustic guitarist we don't want to drown him out with the bells.




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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    You do realize that he won't be drowned out don't you because he won't even be playing when the bells are going?

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Why do you think the bells would drown him out??

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    He will if he's playing as we're leaving...




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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Not really, no. You don't hear bells until you are outside the majority of the time.

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 11th 2015
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    Could hear them at the wedding I photographed recently. When I was speaking to someone else about music he mentioned it as well (although to be fair he was talking about playing outside as well while we had photo's, which may have been more what he meant).

    Anyway-my main point is that money is going towards the musician.




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    • soontobemrspage
      CommentAuthorsoontobemrspage
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2015
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    I'm paying £60 for our bells. Worth having though x
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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2015
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    It annoys me how much they differ in different area's. I think we'd pay if it was £60, but considering our Church isn't one of the cheapest anyway (looking at around £600... haven't been given the final cost yet) £140 on top of that is a lot.




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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2015
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    Yes, but if you take into the consideration that they have to practice, take about 3-4 hours out of their day, potentially take time off work then approximately £20 per person is peanuts. If it was £60 in total, that's barely £10 per ringer which is ridiculous as it's not even minimum wage for an hour let alone for the many hours on the day and on practice night!

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2015
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    Btw, I'm not having a go. I'm just stating fact :)

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2015
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    I wasn't questioning the paying of the bell ringers-more the fact that it differs so much from Church to Church... and not actually the costs of the bells in particular-but the costs of the Church. When I have £740 written as my estimate for my Church and that only included the bells and no other extra's and I see people on here talking about paying £400-£500 for their Church including extra's it makes me a little sick to be honest.

    We don't exactly live in an affluent area either, I'd understand more if that was the case.




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    • RebeccaH304
      CommentAuthorRebeccaH304
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2015
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    I used be a bell ringer and we used to get paid £6 per rope but wedding parties were charged a little bit more than this and the extra went into a fund for upkeep and maintenance of the bells and church tower. However, I don't think it was that much- just the equivalent of a few pounds extra per bell ringer. The cost does vary from church to church though as I rang at weddings in other parishes and sometimes was paid up to £10 more!




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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2015
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    I think we've been quoted £80 for bells
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    • CommentAuthorMrsRobson2Be
      Posted: Feb 13th 2015
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    I agree Donna their should be 1 set price for all, I find it really frustrating when you see people saying they've paid £4-500 for their church & that price includes everything!!

    Our church is £771 but we don't know until the 28th of this month what is actually included in that figure.
    These are the other options we have been given:
    With optional flowers on Pew Ends £811
    Including Video recording Licence £911
    With no flowers £671

    So going by that the £771 includes flowers but what flowers I'm not sure, as it then goes onto say it's an additional £40 for pew end flowers?? I'm tempted to go with the no flowers options as we know there's a wedding before us at 2pm & another before them, surely they wont have time to remove their flowers!!!
 
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