We have designed this website to assist you in planning your wedding ceremony at Saint Clement Church. Here you will find information on our parish wedding procedures, as well as help in planning your liturgy and music. We invite you to acquaint yourself thoroughly with the materials and guidelines presented here. They have been prepared with an eye toward making your wedding day both beautiful and memorable, and we hope you will find them most helpful in that regard.
It is our hope that this website will answer most of the questions you might have about your wedding ceremony. If not, be sure to check the FAQs area to see if your questions are answered Also, thoroughly consult the booklet: Your Wedding At Saint Clement Church.
The first thing you'll want to do before planning your ceremony is to schedule the date and time of your wedding with our parish Wedding Coordinator Gael Day, if you have not already done so. Since our wedding calendar fills up so quickly at Saint Clement, we suggest scheduling your wedding at least six months in advance. In addition to scheduling the ceremony, Gael will schedule you for a general information meeting for engaged couples. After that, you will have private, follow-up meetings with one of the parish priests or premarital ministers to discuss premarital preparation classes and wedding planning.
Parish Wedding Procedures
We have prepared a booklet called Your Wedding At Saint Clement Church in which you will find all of our wedding policies, procedures and guidelines. You'll want to be sure to read this booklet very thoroughly. This booklet contains general information and guidelines on the wedding day schedule, church facilities, parking, the wedding rehearsal, the wedding liturgy, wedding programs, and introductions to the various staff members who will be working with you along the way. Also included are our parish policies and procedures with regard to music, photography and videotaping, flowers and decorations, safety issues, wedding fees and necessary documentation. Church and civil requirements are outlined as well.
Planning Your Wedding Liturgy
You probably already have a lot of ideas about the kind of wedding ceremony you would like to have. One of the first things to consider is whether you will have a full mass (with communion) or a liturgy of the word (without communion). Your priest will help you determine which option is best for your circumstances, and he will also assist you in planning many of the other details for your ceremony. More information on the wedding liturgy begins on page 11 in Your Wedding At Saint Clement Church.