Please read through all of this document carefully.
There is a lot of information here, but it is provided to you to help you have a beautiful, and wonderful start to your married life, by making that beginning in the Holy Christian Church. There are many items which are your sole responsibility. You are encouraged to write notes in this document as you read through it to remind yourselves of the various items you will have to do.
Also remember that your wedding here at St. Paul Lutheran Church is a privilege. The guidelines set out in this handbook are here to explain how weddings are done in this church. If you feel you would like to have items in your wedding which will not comply with the principles provided here, the congregation and pastor will in no way be offended if you choose to have your wedding elsewhere. Weddings conducted at St. Paul Lutheran Church are first and foremost a worship service. As such, all components, music, and words must be focused on the joy of salvation we receive through the work of Jesus Christ. You can ask for anything, but please realize that the pastor must have the final rule on what can, and cannot, be present in a Christian wedding service of worship.