Church wedding fees set to rise

Cost of marrying in a Church of England ceremony now tops £415


When it comes to your wedding budget, every penny counts. So if you’re planning on tying the knot in church, we’ve got some very important news for you. Financial spreadsheets at the ready girls, here’s how the new numbers stack up!


From January 2013, the cost of marrying in a Church of England ceremony will rise from £296 to £415. This price includes the time of your vicar, use of the church building, plus the reading of the banns and banns certificate.

However, additional charges will be made for other services like heating and the help of a verger (if required). Scene-setting extras that you may take for granted when budgeting for your big day, like the organist, choir and bell-ringers, will also cost more.

So with at least another £100 to find if you’re a 2013-or-beyond bride, now is the time to start shuffling your budget around.

For more information about Church of England wedding ceremonies, visit yourchurchwedding.org

Photography by Ryan Sullivan


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