The Wedding Mass is falls into five main sections:
1. The Introductory Rites
2. Liturgy of the Word Readings
3. The Rite of Marriage
4. The Liturgy of the Eucharist
5. Concluding Rite & Blessing
This is normally held during the week prior to the wedding. It is essential that the bride and groom, bridesmaid and bestman, readers and all those saying the prayers of the faithful and those carrying up the gifts attend the rehearsal. Liaise with the priest for a suitable date and book the church.
To cover expenses and running costs for the use of the Church it is normal to give an offering/donation to the parish, sacristan, altar servers and also the priest who is celebrating your wedding.