Wedding Checklist

Next Steps to Your Wedding

6 Mos-1 Year Before the Big Day:

2 Months:

  • Schedule a Meeting for 2 Weeks Before your Wedding Date with your Pastor
  • Continue or finish the ALPHA Marriage Prep Course
  • Complete Reasons for Choosing My Mate
  • Review Wedding Vows – Find out what you like and what you don’t like and make notes to give to your Pastor at the meeting.
  • Decide on any music to be included in the wedding (Processional, Recessional, Special Music etc)
  • Discuss any special elements to the ceremony (communion, unity candle, unity sand, etc.)
  • Apply for a Marriage License with you local town office
  • Send in your wedding fee (if applicable) to Granite Hill Church office marked “Wedding” or pay online here.

2 Weeks:

Meet with your Pastor – Please have the following with you:

  • Completed ALPHA Marriage Prep Course Workbook, “Reasons for Choosing My Mate” worksheet, Wedding Vow ideas, Music ideas

Day of the Ceremony:

Be sure to bring your marriage license with you and give to your pastor (many couples choose to do this at the wedding rehearsal instead).

After the Ceremony:

Your Pastor is required to mail in the marriage license to your town office directly. You may pick up your Marriage Certificate from your town office (usually within 5 days after the wedding date). In order to do a name change, you must first get your marriage license and then get your social security card changed next before changing your driver’s license.