Hopefully this Wedding FAQ will help answer some of our questions!
Can I have confetti?
Yes, absolutely. BUT….
- Please can you let your guests know that confetti should be thrown outside the churchyard. Axmouth Churchyard is still active and we try and respect the bereaved by not having confetti blowing onto the plots.
- Please source environmentally friendly confetti too – DO NOT use those plastic silver stars, etc.
Can I film or photograph the ceremony?
Yes, however we ask you to respect the wishes of the vicar and PCC not to take photographs or film the declarations and vows. In this technological day and age you might think this a bit odd, however, this is a Christian ceremony and the declarations and vows are between you and God. We want this part of the ceremony to remain special and sacrosanct. We realise that this is counter-cultural and we hope you will respect this tradition.
Do you recommend a photographer?
Yes! We recommend Matt Roe. Matt is very familiar with Axmouth Church building and is a professional and superb photographer.
Do I have to have hymns?
No, if you are having a small wedding or are a family of non-singers, then you do not have to have hymns. You may wish a friend to play or sing something, or a CD instead. Quite often couples choose an appropriate poem or ask friends to play during the signing of the registers.
Do we have to attend Marriage Preparation?
Yes! Think of all the hours you are putting into your wedding day and how many hours you are investing in the rest of your lives? Sadly, we vicars see many of the young couples we married getting divorced. None of them think it will happen to them. Investing in your marriage now, while it is still young and fresh, is essential. Don’t underestimate the importance of the marriage preparation course. And besides, it’s a fun thing too!