What goes in an order or service?

For a church wedding you will usually need an order of service.  This contains the details of your wedding ceremony, including music, readings & hymns.

Sizes & shape

Popular size are A5 (A4 folded in half) or dinky little pocket size A6 (about postcard size).  Amazingly you can fit pretty much the same amount of detail in either size (and not with a font size so small it’s unreadable).  Of course, if you’d like a different size or shape just let us know and we’ll see what we can do!  Our standard prices include up to 8 printed pages, but you can have more or less depending on the number of hymns and other text you might want to include.

How many

We recommend ordering at least one per household/family and a few spares, although many couples prefer to order one per guest.

What to include

The exact details to include and the order it all goes in varies greatly from church to church. As a general guideline you should include:

  • Entrance music
  • Hymns (include all words in full)
  • Readings (what and who they will be read by)
  • Prayers
  • Recessional music
  • Details of the Bridal Party & any special thank you’s if you want to

Always check with your minister or church first as they often have a standard template for you to follow.