Selections should be in keeping with the sacredness of the service. Since the wedding ceremony is a service of worship, all musical selections (prelude, solos, wedding processional, recessional and postlude) should reflect the beauty and dignity of worship. No pre-recorded music may be used, including CDs. Show tunes, popular songs, and love songs, while meaningful to the bride and groom, are more appropriate for use at the wedding reception.
All music must be approved by the organist of Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica.
Wesley UMC Organist:
The organist at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica serves as organist for all Wesley weddings. A non-refundable fee of $400 is due him at the time of his consultation with the bride and/or representative(s) of the bride (e.g., mother-of-the-bride), and in no case later than 60 days prior to the planned wedding date. The fee is $550 if additional rehearsals with other instrumentalists are required. It is the responsibility of the booking party to make payment for these services directly to the organist. The wedding party must notify the organist of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the planned wedding date.
In the event Wesley’s organist is unavailable on the requested dates, he will arrange for a qualified alternate organist to serve for the wedding.
Guest organists are occasionally requested by the bridal party. In this event, the organist must be skilled at playing a pipe organ, complete a consultation with and be approved by Wesley’s organist, and coordinate rehearsal times with Wesley’s organist. Consultations with guest organists incur a $100 fee payable to Wesley's organist.