What hymns should we choose?
There is a fairly wide choice, which you can find on the same CD. You might ask yourselves:
__  What hymns are the guests likely to know?
__  Do you want well-known hymns (perhaps ones used at school assemblies)?
__  Would you like your personal favourites?
__  Or would you prefer hymns that specially mentioned ideas associated with marriage?
Getting married at St Michael's?
Congratulations! Here are one or two ideas to help you plan your wedding service.

What organ music should we have?
What hymns should we choose?

Should we have a choir?
Can we use our own musicians?
What else should we think about?

What organ music should we have?
Most brides come in to Wagner’s March from ‘Lohengrin’ (‘Here comes the bride’), and the most usual ending is Mendelssohn’s Wedding March (from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’).
     However, a variety of organ music is available. The organist and choir have produced a CD illustrating other possibilities, and couples are offered one free of charge. Please ask if you don't have one.
     If you are choosing popular rather than church music, it may be better to play it on CD. ‘Pop’ often sounds inappropriate on a church organ, and CD facilities are available.
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Church wedding web sites
Here are some other web sites to help you plan.
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Your Church Wedding (ideas from the Church of England)

More advice from Philip Norman Music Services

Should we have a choir?
The cost of a choir is probably a drop in the ocean compared with overall wedding expenses. We think it is well worth it __  but it's your day, and your choice! A choir ensures that the singing is substantial, and we can perform an anthem during the signing of the register.

Can we use our own musicians?
Yes. Apart from the organ, wedding couples can arrange for their own musicians to contribute items. Please consult the Church Office first, in case the Vicar’s approval is needed.
What else should we think about?
Feel free to borrow a hymn book (Hymns Old and New).
Unless there is good reason to do otherwise, please use the words in the book when compiling your service sheet.
Talk to the organist in advance. We are here to help you to have the best possible day.