ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Church wedding in Sri Lanka

Updated on July 3, 2017
church wedding
church wedding

Things to consider when organizing a church wedding

Compared to traditional Kandyan weddings and Buddhist weddings church wedding are a simple affair, having said that there are few things you should consider when organizing a church wedding. Usually the wedding mass is organized by the brides side, but there can be exceptions to this, especially in the case of mixed religion weddings. In this article I will discuss some important things for you to consider when organizing a wedding mass. You will learn about finding a choir, when it is necessary to hire a choir. selecting hymns for the occasion and different stages you will need hymns, about flower arrangements and decorating the church

Finding the choir

After you inform the church about your wedding mass the priest will usually take care of informing the choir and organizing the choir. But if you are planning a grand wedding mass then you might consider hiring a choir to sing in the mass. The price range varies depending on the choir you choose but in Sri Lanka you can find a good one around 10k-20k Rupees. Hiring choir is especially important if you are conducting the mass in English. With the mother tongue being Sinhala you will find that only few people bother to sing the hymns. So hiring a choir becomes important here.

Whether you hire a choir or use the choir provided by the church there are few things you should do as a courtesy. Usually you should give some wedding cakes or at least some refreshments to them and if your using the church choir it is not unusual to give some money to them as well.

Selecting hymns and preparing hymn sheets

Singing is twice praying, and it is no secret that a successful and a beautiful mass requires good hymns. There are specific hymns for wedding masses and you should spend some time selecting the ones best suited to your occasion. Usually you will required hymns for the following occasions

  • Processional - This is where the bride and the wedding party enters the church. You may want to play some appropriate songs as a prelude to entertain the guest who are already seated.
  • After exchanging vows - Another occasion well suited to add a hymn
  • Presentation of gifts - Most wedding masses have a procession to present gifts and there are many appropriate ones to suit this
  • Holy communion - There are many Catholic hymns for this and you might want to have two or three ready if your guest list is long
  • A songĀ  for parent - Some catholic weddings add a hymn dedicated to the parents and you might want to add one to show your appreciation
  • Recession - Some joyful hymn is best suited for this

After selecting hymns for these occasion check if the church hymn books have these if not you might want to prepare a hymn sheet yourself.

Decorating the church

There are plenty of florists who will do the church decoration for you so this is not a big issue, only thing you have to worry about is the cost. Churches are usually very clean and serene looking so you don't have to do much to make it beautiful. Decorating is much easier if you have a relatively small church but a large church can also be decorated with a low amount of flowers etc. A wedding planner or a florist is very handy here so make sure to use there experience in preparing these things.

Know or more thing to consider in a catholic wedding ? Share in the comments section

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      Neville Frenando 

      6 years ago

      Dont`sell religious songs ---please give it to the world

      freely as it is the policy of Jesus who wants to reveal his

      Love to the world


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)