According to our Christian faith, in marriage, each individual—both separately and together—transforms and matures in God’s presence and image. A wedding, then, is a sacred ritual that acknowledges and celebrates your desire to enter a lifelong relationship. Your marriage is a sacrament—an outward and visible sign of God’s grace bringing you together and nurturing your love. At least one member of the couple must be a baptized Christian. There is no requirement that the couple be members of St. Paul’s, but weddings at St. Paul’s will be according to the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer or authorized Episcopal liturgies.
Weddings are not celebrated during the seasons of Lent or Advent unless in case of pastoral emergency. Weddings are also not celebrated during Holy Week or the week after Easter. Any other time is a wonderful time for your wedding. You will need to schedule your wedding date at least six months to a year in advance. Please note that it may not be possible to schedule a wedding less than three months in advance. Premarital counseling is required of all couples, and the Bishop’s permission must be sought if either of the couple has been divorced.
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Download the PDF of “Guidelines and Requirements for Marriage at St. Paul’s