Some members, working alongside their incumbent, have found that couples preparing to get married at their church value the opportunity to meet with other couples in the same situation.
They also find it helpful and encouraging to meet couples who have recently married at the same church.
Members have helped to organise ‘wedding teas’ or sometimes ‘wedding breakfasts’ where couples who are preparing for marriage, and those who have been married at the church in the last year, all come together to chat informally. Those who are already married are invited to bring along their wedding photos.
Whenever possible, members of the church congregation who will or already have supported the couples on their wedding day (such as the organist and florist) come too, along with the parish priest.