Weddings

The first question a couple must answer is whether or not they desire a Christian marriage or simply a place in which to be married.

There is a risk that the nature and purpose of Christian marriage can be lost when the church and the building are reduced to no more than a beautiful setting for a service. It is vital for couples planning to be married in the church to understand that Christian marriage assumes the centrality of Jesus Christ and our life of discipleship in his life and the life of his Church, both in the new relationship and throughout their life together. The marriage liturgy itself is the beginning of that remarkable journey.

If you are seriously considering the implications involved in a Christian marriage, are willing to reflect deeply on these matters prior to marriage, and have determined that these can and will form your common life, we look forward to working with you at Church of the Incarnation.

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All weddings are on Saturdays unless otherwise approved.

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Getting Started

The following document contains guidelines intended to assist couples and provide clarity about all that is entailed and expected at a Church of the Incarnation wedding. Prior to filling out the Wedding Date Request Form, please read the wedding policies:

Have you reviewed the policies PDF above? Submit the form below for the next step.

Wedding Request Form

Full legal name of Bride

Address

City

State

Zip

Phone

Email

Baptized
 Yes No
Confirmed
 Yes No
Member of Church of the Incarnation
 Yes No


If not a member at Incarnation, please state your church affiliation

(denomination/tradition, name of the particular church, city, state).

Full legal name of Groom

Address

City

State

Zip

Phone

Email

Baptized
 Yes No
Confirmed
 Yes No
Member of Church of the Incarnation
 Yes No


If not a member at Incarnation, please state your church affiliation

(denomination/tradition, name of the particular church, city, state).

If the Bride or the Groom are not members of Church of the Incarnation

(Please check one:)

 The Bride and Groom desire to become members of Church of the Incarnation.
 The parent or grandparents of the Bride and/or Groom is a pledging and contributing member of record at Church of the Incarnation (Please list their name(s) below:)
Prior marriages
Bride
 Yes No
Date married

Date divorced

Groom
 Yes No
Date married

Date divorced

If there has been a divorce of one or both parties intending to be married, permission of the Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas must be obtained. This upholds the Church's teaching that marriage is for life and also the pastoral responsibility to ensure that divorced persons fully comprehend the reasons for the failure of the first marriage. (More than half of second marriages end in divorce, often because of unresolved issues present in the previous marriage.)

This process requires interviews with officiating clergy. When this consent is requested, application may also be made to the Bishop for a judgment of dissolution or nullity (i.e. an annulment) regarding the previous marriage. The church requires one year from the date of the final divorce decree and the wedding date. In any of these situations, a minimum of eight months is customary from the point when a couple contacts the priest and when the couple would like the wedding to take place. Thus, when there is a divorce an initial meeting with the clergy must precede the regular steps in reserving the Church for the ceremony.

Date and Time of Wedding

Date and Time of Rehearsal

Reception
 We would like to hold the wedding reception in the Great Hall at Church of the Incarnation (please note that additional fees apply)
 The wedding reception will be held at a location other than Church of the Incarnation.
Service Details
 Main Church
 Memorial Chapel
Number of Guests expected
Will there be music in the service?

 Yes No

If yes, which parish musician will be the primary contact? If both musicians will be used, the primary musician will coordinate with the other musician(s)
 Scott Dettra, Director of Music
 Justin Brooks, Uptown Contemporary Music Director
Does the couple desire the celebration of Holy Communion as part of the Marriage Liturgy?

 Yes No

Note: The Officiant for the service will be assigned by the Rector with requests taken under consideration. Please do not contact clergy until the Bride and Groom receive confirmation back from the Assistant for Liturgy and Worship of the wedding date, time and Officiant.

Officiant Request

Please leave this field empty.