Welcome! Discover all you need to know about Church of England weddings and blessings. Marrying in church is personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful, just as you want it to be.

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Just engaged?

Congratulations! An exciting time lies ahead and there's so much to think about. This section guides you through the first steps of planning.

Planning your ceremony

This section includes hymns, music, readings, banns, marriage licenses, types of service and taking photos and films of your special day.

More about marriage

Getting married impacts on you and many others. Read more about why marriage matters, and ways to help you grow and stay together.

Guests and special roles

With tips for the best man, bridesmaids and much more, this section will help everyone enjoy the big day to the full.

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Hymns for your wedding
Bible readings for your wedding
Why marry in church?
Seven steps to a heavenly wedding
More than a wedding venue
Finding a church
Can I marry in church?
Booking a church
Meeting the vicar
I don’t go to church – can I have a church wedding?
Legal requirements
Other music for your wedding
Additional readings
Reading of banns
How do I find my parish church for reading banns?
Renewing your vows
The cost of church weddings
Your children are welcome
I’m not christened – can I have a church wedding?
Marriage after divorce
We discovered the church on our doorstep
Wedding blessings
When can I marry in church?
Information for foreign nationals
Do we need a marriage licence?
Superintendent Registrar Certificates
Being an usher
We had our reception in church too
The rehearsal
Professional photography at a church wedding
Special Licences
Mixed faith marriages
More revs than one at our biker wedding!
Being a witness
Praying for the happy couple
Information for same sex couples
Wedding ceremony words
Thank you for our perfect church wedding
Can Catholics marry in the Church of England?
Preparing for marriage
Wedding vows
Church just felt the right place to be
Filming a wedding
If you live abroad
My partner believes in God but I’m not sure – can I have a church wedding?
Can a vicar from a different church take our wedding?
Common licences
Options for ‘giving the bride away’
Welcoming children
Doing a reading
Being a bridesmaid
What to expect as a guest
Being a ‘best man’
The special times
The tough times
We fell in love with our ‘football church’
The good times
Thinking about marriage
Choices for your wedding ceremony
Countdown to your church wedding
Our wedding was a gift from our guests