FAQs about weddings at Olivet…

We are pleased that you are interested in having your wedding at Olivet. This page contains information that you will find helpful in planning your service.  Here is a complete copy of our Wedding Guidelines For Olivet booklet.

Membership: Due to our busy church calendar, we are unable to schedule weddings for couples that are not members of Olivet. 

Wedding Coordinator:  Our wedding coordinator will walk alongside you as you plan your wedding, assisting with the details and answering questions. Her services are required if your wedding will be held at the church. 

Request Form:  The first step in planning your wedding is to call us at 783-1484 or send an email to the church at info@olivetlutheran.org specifying the date and time you would like to schedule your wedding.  Please note that Saturday ceremonies cannot be scheduled later than 2:30 p.m. If you have an alternative date, please let us know that as well.  We will check those dates with the church calendar, the pastors and the wedding coordinator and let you know if those date(s) will work. Please let us know if your wedding will be held in the church or at another location.

Pre-marital CounselingWe use Prepare/Enrich, an online inventory designed to identify strengths and growth areas in your relationship and focus constructive energy to build a strong, fulfilling, and lasting relationship.  you may learn more about Prepare/Enrich before you take the inventory by visiting the company’s website:  www.lifeinnovations.com.  You cannot access the inventory on this site, as this is only possible through an authorized counselor.  At the time of your wedding reservation, you’ll learn more about the next steps to taking the Prepare/Enrich inventory.   

Wedding Rehearsal:  Unless otherwise indicated, all wedding rehearsals are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on the Friday before the day of the wedding. It is crucial that all persons involved in the actual ceremony be present for this rehearsal.  The rehearsal should last no longer than 45-60 minutes.

Fees:  The wedding fee of $225 covers the services of the wedding coordinator, the sound technician and the custodian.  Musicians’ fees are to be negotiated directly with them.  The pastors do not charge for their services.
 
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