HCM Wedding Policy
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and marriage! We believe the covenant of marriage is a gift of God meant to pictur the future wedding between Christ and His bride, the church. It is a God-ordained instituion between a man and woman, to be held in the highest regard.
Pastor Paul would be happy to consider officiating weddings for HCM covenant members. Officiating weddings for non-HCM members will be based on an existing relationship with the couple. If you would like Pastor Paul to officiate your wedding, please complete the following terms:
Timeline for Wedding Ceremony Preparations
9+ months prior to projected wedding date:
6 months prior to finalized wedding date:
1 month prior to finalized wedding date:
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the elements of the wedding ceremony be adjusted or changed?
As in any worship service, the elements of the wedding ceremony have specific meanings and purposes - which Pastor Paul would be glad to go over with you. The elements are listed in the ceremony music selection form (see below). If you are still interested in modifications, please bring up for discussion no later than at the second coordination meeting.
How much time should be set aside for the wedding rehearsal and the wedding ceremony?
Both the rehearsal and the ceremony typically require about 45 minutes each. Wedding rehearsals typically are scheduled the evening before the wedding. Please make an effort to minimize the impact on the regular church schedule.
Can non-church venues be used for the ceremony?
Church venues are preferred due to the worshipful nature of the wedding ceremony. Please discuss non-church venue options with Pastor Paul in advance. If a venue is located outside the Madison area, coverage for travel expenses for Pastor Paul and Sojin would be greatly appreciated.
Is there a fee required by Pastor Paul as the officiant?
While many officiants require a set fee, an honorarium would be appreciated instead.