Steps to having your wedding at First Alliance Church
Schedule Your Wedding
The first thing you need to know is that we can only hold weddings for folks who are regular attenders at First Alliance.
We desire to accommodate all wedding date requests, however, church functions or previously scheduled events may conflict with the date you have chosen. Weddings will not be scheduled for the weekends celebrating the following holidays: New Year’s, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. As a general rule, requests for wedding dates must be made at least 4 months in advance but not longer than one year.
Choose Your Pastor
Due to schedule and family considerations, no one pastor can perform all the wedding ceremonies held here annually. On the wedding application you may choose your first, second and third choice of FAC pastor to perform your wedding. If the pastor you desire cannot perform your ceremony, we ask your understanding in the matter.
ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL CARE
PASTOR OF ADULT MINISTRIES
PASTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES
Below you will find a Bride’s Form, Groom’s Form, and a Wedding Information Form. When your application is received you will be contacted by a pastor for a premarital interview.Believing that all things are to be done according to the guidelines set forth in the Word of God, the pastor will want to discuss matters that determine whether or not it is appropriate for you to unite in marriage. This discussion will take the form of a gentle inquiry, not a grueling inquisition.
Meet Your Wedding Coordinator
After you have met with a pastor and he has given permission to proceed with your plans:
- You will receive a letter of confirmation.
- You will be assigned a Wedding Coordinator who will contact you soon to introduce himself or herself to you.
- We will also let you know which pastor is available to perform your wedding according to your preferences.
Use of a wedding coordinator is mandatory for all ceremonies held at FAC. This team of ladies was put together in order to help each wedding flow smoothly from start to finish. She will assist the pastor at the rehearsal and ceremony. Please take note that he or she is a wedding coordinator, not a wedding planner. Your coordinator will contact you for your initial meeting.
Here's Your Own Wedding Guide Booket
Keep this booklet handy. Remember, our goal is not to achieve a wedding, but a Christian home. We believe a biblical marriage, founded on God, will be the key to lifelong happiness.
Our buildings are not sacred in and of themselves, but they are dedicated to the glory of God and were constructed to enhance Christian life and ministry. Your wedding party and guests should be encouraged to conduct themselves with respect for our convictions and values. The bride and groom will be held solely responsible for their guests’ behavior and compliance with the foregoing rules as well as any damages to the property, furniture or equipment.
2. Florist, deliveries, decorations
The wedding coordinator must be informed of the florist and decorator’s arrival. You may gain access to areas to be decorated by scheduling through her.
- No nails, tacks, screws, or tape may be put on or into walls, furniture or pews.
- Additional greenery and/or candle stands may be placed on the platform at your expense.
- You may use any of the silk plants and trees or flower ar-rangements here at the church for decorations.
- All borrowed decorations must be returned to their original locations.
- Throwing rice, birdseed, or confetti, smoking, use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs, profanity, questionable language
- or conduct will not be permitted in or on any of the church premises.
- No food or drink may be taken into the Worship Center.
Be sure your wedding coordinator is aware of your needs. She will coordinate the return of all borrowed church items.
Pre-marital Inventory $75.00 – $95.00
Wedding Coordinator $100.00
Set-up and Custodial $30.00
Sound Technician $75.00
Video Technician (if you need anything more than basic sound) $75.00
Officiating Pastor $150.00
You may use musicians of your choice and will contract with them directly for your wedding.
Approximately one month before the wedding you will receive an itemized statement of all fees due. You will make your check payable to First Alliance Church for the amount due and the church will disperse monies to the appropriate recipients with the exception of the musician fees and aisle runner rental.