GETTING READY FOR THE BIG DAY!
When you arrive on the island for the big day I will arrange a meeting and rehearsal with the priest which I will also attend to sort out any problems or answer any queries you may have.I will rehearse the ceremony with you and your wedding party so that you are clear on what to expect on the day.
For the preparation of the order of service you will be sent the layout of the ceremony either with Full Mass for Catholic couples , or Without mass for mixed religion couples but if you want a sneak preview see ORDER OF SERVICE You will need to choose one or two bible readings ,a responsorial psalm ,The Gospel and the prayers of the Faithful(bidding prayers).You will find examples of these on the MENU
Some couples ask about the candle ceremony. This is a big tradition in the States and Ireland and priests on the island don’t mind it being done. It basically involves the lighting of two individual candles at the beginning of the service symbolizing two separate lives. After the marriage rite when you have become husband and wife you go up to the altar together with your candles and light the unity candle which symbolizes two people becoming one.
The music accompanying the ceremony is performed by my husband and I. We have a vast repertoire of songs and instrumentals which are accepted by the priests.The church’s organ or our keyboards can be used. The churches of San Miquel ,San Jose San Carlos, San Jose ,Puig de Misa and San Agustine also have pianos .Please see WEDDING MUSIC.
Drinks can also be arranged outside the church after the ceremony. The drinks are supplied by the local bars or caterers and I take care of the rest.
You may even decide to have a guitarist or keyboard player perform whilst your guests have a drink and The photographer is busy with the photos.Please see DRINKS AFTER THE CEREMONY
As well as music in the church we can supply music for your reception.
Please see MUSIC FOR YOUR RECEPTION.
As we have both been performing and organizing weddings for many years we have been lucky to work with some fantastic people also involved in weddings.We have compiled a list of our most trusted contacts to help you on your special day.
Please see USEFUL CONTACTS