Church of England Ceremonies
A Church of England wedding ceremony traditionally takes place in the bride's parish church. Recently, however, the rules have relaxed and the couple may be allowed to marry in a church that holds a special significance for the couple or their family.
The couple should contact the parish priest at an early stage when looking to book the church. The priest will usually want to meet them to discuss arrangements and possible dates and times; there may also be marriage preparation sessions.
It is usual to run through the intended hymns, readings and any other requests - such as saying vows without his or her prompting - with the priest. Usually, there is also a wedding rehearsal the day before the wedding.