Wedding Information For
We celebrate you and your decision to enter the lifelong commitment expressed through the covenant of marriage! We are committed to assisting Horizons couples in preparing for your special day and your lifetime together.
EXPECTATIONS FOR WEDDINGS THROUGH HORIZONS CHURCH
Because of our commitment to marriage as a covenant between a man, a woman and God, Horizons requires that each couple complete a three-month marriage preparation process. We also have the following expectations of couples married at Horizons or by Horizons Pastoral Staff:
- Both the man and woman are in a growing personal relationship with Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
- The man and woman are not living together and are honoring God through the practice of sexual purity. A pledge of purity must be signed. (Please see attached form below)
- The minimal connection with Horizons Church that is expected, is for the couple to have attended a worship celebration at least two times per month for six months prior to their marriage preparation, and to continue this pattern in the months leading up to and following their wedding.
- A six-month notice of the wedding is required. This helps in preparing for the wedding.
THE PREMARITAL PROCESS
This time is set aside to meet one-on-one with the Horizons Wedding Coordinator. This is designed to get to know you and your fiancé(e) as well as to discuss marriage preparation at Horizons. After thoughtful consideration and choosing to move ahead with marriage plans, you will be given our wedding contract and wedding packet to help in planning your wedding. There is an initial consultation fee of $65 that goes towards the cost of the online assessment for pre-marital counseling. There are other fees for use of our facility, officiating pastor, wedding coordinator, and other services needed for a wedding at Horizons Church. The fee scheduled is presented at the time of the initial wedding consultation.
After meeting with the Horizons Wedding Coordinator, you will be connected to an officiating pastor to help you prepare for the marriage process.
If you would like to be contacted about the marriage preparation process, select “Continue” below to provide your contact information. For additional questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.