Wedding Applications

Wedding Application

Step 1 of 4 - Wedding Policies

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  • Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Thank you for considering Faith Christian Family Church as a part of your special day. We are committed to helping you prepare for your upcoming marriage. Inside this packet you will find the answers to your questions about hosting a wedding at FCFC. Also, these are policies that, if adhered to, will allow us to best serve you. Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this exciting time with you.

    “I found the one my heart loves.”
    Song of Solomon 3:4

    Private and Off-Campus Ceremonies

    There will be no charge for private “foyer” weddings with an attendance of fewer than thirty people. The Wedding Request Form must be completed and submitted at least one month in advance to reserve your date.
    At the discretion of the Senior Pastor, pastors and staff of FCFC may officiate off-campus ceremonies of both Covenant Partners and non-Covenant Partners. Off campus weddings must comply with the concept of Biblical marriage (see following section) and the FCFC Statement of Faith. See your Campus Pastor for information about arranging an off-campus wedding.

    Biblical Concept of Marriage
    Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man and a woman, Faith Christian Family Church will only recognize marriages between one man, born a man, and one woman, born a woman. For more information, please see the Faith Christian Family Church Statement of Faith and Genesis 2:22-24, Matthew 19:4-6, Hebrews 13:4, Mark 10:6-9. The ministers and staff of FCFC shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman, and the facilities and property of Faith Christian Family Church shall only host weddings between one biological man and one biological woman.

    FCFC Wedding Policies
    To be married at either campus of FCFC, either bride and groom must be Covenant Partners with Faith Christian Family Church. Couples that are already living together, must agree to separate and maintain separate living arrangements until they are married. This policy may be waived at the discretion of the Senior Pastor.
    A date will be reserved upon receipt of the deposit and the Wedding Request form. Your date will be confirmed after the completion of optional Premarital Classes, and approval by the Campus Pastor and/or Senior Pastor. Premarital Classes are not required, but strongly suggested.
    Weddings other than those taking place in the foyer will be hosted on Saturdays only.
    Faith Christian Family Church does not host weddings on the following weekends: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. FCFC reserves the right to block out other dates as necessary when church events are scheduled.
    Upon date confirmation, all questions and communications regarding the wedding will be directed to your Wedding Facilitator.

    Pricing
    Fees/Deposits A 50% deposit is required to reserve your wedding date on the FCFC calendar. The deposit is not refundable if the wedding is cancelled within 15 days of the scheduled date.
    Wedding & Rehearsal - $800 (paid in full 30 days prior to the wedding day) fee includes:
      Sound Technician service
      Wedding Facilitator services
      Cleaning services
      One hour rehearsal on the Friday evening before the wedding.
      Rehearsal, wedding set-up and/or rehearsal dinner must conclude by 9:00pm.
      Four hours the day of the wedding (includes set-up, ceremony, and tear-down)
      Minister preforming the service


    Wedding and reception must conclude by 8:00pm.

    Receptions
    The church is available for simple cake and or appetizer receptions in the foyer following your ceremony. FCFC does not host full meal receptions. Bistro tables are available; FCFC does not provide tables and chairs for receptions.
    There is a $50 per hour fee for additional hours arranged in advance. If a sound technician is needed for the reception, there is an additional $25/hour fee. This can be requested through your Wedding Facilitator.
    There will be a $100 charge for each additional hour (or part of an hour) of facility use not reserved in advance.

    Rehearsal Dinner
    The rehearsal dinner may be hosted at FCFC at a fee of $50 per hour. No food will be supplied. The fee includes the use of FCFC tables and chairs.
    FCFC staff will not be available to assist in set-up, food prep, serving, or tear-down (including tables and chairs). Everyone must be out of the building by 9:00pm.
    Additional Hours – There is a $50 per hour fee for additional hours arranged in advance. This can be requested through your Wedding Facilitator when scheduling your wedding date. There will be a $100 charge for each additional hour (or part of an hour) of facility use not reserved in advance.

      Premarital Counseling
    We believe God has a wonderful plan for your life and for your marriage! As you consider the sacred covenant of marriage, we want to make the preparation experience a positive and rewarding one for you. One of the greatest ways to prepare is to participate in an in-depth premarital counseling program.
    To be married at Faith Christian Family Church, is strongly recommended that you attend our premarital program. Please call the church office at 636-456-4748, or contact your Campus Pastor to schedule an initial appointment with the officiating pastor.
    When your last premarital class is complete, a meeting with your Wedding Facilitator may be scheduled to discuss the details of the walk-through rehearsal and the wedding day.

    Wedding Facilitator
    A Wedding Facilitator will be provided for you. This service is included in the price of your wedding. When your wedding date has been confirmed, the Wedding Facilitator will contact you to finalize dates and times, and to review FCFC wedding policies. They will direct the wedding rehearsal and ceremony, and help execute the timeline on behalf of the church. They will also ensure the policies and standards of FCFC are met and carried out throughout your entire event.
    They will not be available for coordinating photographers, caterers, or any of the vendors. Neither the Wedding Facilitator nor any FCFC staff will be available for setup or takedown. You may also provide your own Wedding Coordinator if desired; however, the FCFC Wedding Facilitator will be present and direct the proceedings in accordance with FCFC wedding policies.

    Music/Videos/Photographs
    All music, videos and displayed photographs must be approved in advance by the Worship Pastor. Please submit these to Justin@fcf.net.
    Live accompanist instruments, and musicians are your responsibility. The bride and groom are responsible for securing and paying for musicians. The use of church instruments must be approved by the Worship Pastor through your Wedding Facilitator 30 days before the wedding date. A selection of wedding music on CD is available through your Wedding Facilitator.

      Sound Technician
    An FCFC approved Sound Technician and Video Technician are required to support your wedding ceremony. This service is included in the price of your wedding. The church sound system will not be available for use by an outside company for any reason. At no time will anyone not approved by FCFC be permitted to enter the sound/video room.

    Aisle Runner

    If an aisle runner is desired, one may be purchased or rented from your florist. It should be a minimum of 75 feet long.

    Candelabras and Candle Lighters
    FCFC has five candelabras and two candle lighters available for your use at no extra charge. The candelabras hold five pillar candles each. If desired, your Wedding Facilitator will reserve them for you.

    Dressing Rooms
    Dressing rooms are available for both the men and the ladies. We recommend the ladies have their hair and make-up done before they arrive at the church. It is your responsibility to ensure that all personal items are removed from the dressing areas after the wedding. The church is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items.

    Bride’s List
    We suggest you make a list of people that you would not mind seeing you the day of the wedding. Because of your busy day, it will be impossible to see everyone. A list will help your Facilitator maintain order and keep things on schedule. This is not to eliminate anyone, but to help you in preparing for the ceremony.

    Flowers
    If you desire that the flower girl drop flower petals, we request that they be silk or dried. Please, no fresh flower petals.

    Food
    Food is not permitted in the sanctuary.

    Rice
    We ask that you do not throw rice or birdseed for your departure. Bubbles, balloons,sparklers are permitted. Clean-up outside is the responsibility of the wedding party.

    Alcohol
    Alcohol and drugs are not permitted on church property. Please inform your wedding party. The authorities will be contacted to handle those who violate this policy.