After you complete the form above, we will be in touch with you to schedule an appointment with a Sun Valley Pastor. If you requested a specific pastor, we will do our best to connect you with your preferred pastor depending on their availability. During this initial meeting, you will have an opportunity to get to know the pastor, learn more about the pre-marriage process and begin conversation about your wedding ceremony.
The pastoral fee for officiating a wedding is $350.00 plus any travel expenses associated with ceremonies located outside the Phoenix area. The honorarium is due at the wedding rehearsal.
Step 3. Connect with a Wedding Coordinator (Onsite Only)
If you would like to have your wedding onsite at one of our campuses, you will be provided a wedding coordinator who will help you make the preparations for your wedding venue. After you complete the Wedding Inquiry form, you will be sent a packet of information about onsite weddings and a wedding contract. To reserve your venue you will need to sign the contract and turn in the initial deposit.
Step 4. Meet with Pre-Marriage Mentors
At Sun Valley Community Church we believe that a successful marriage begins before the ceremony, so we ask each couple to participate in Pre-Marriage Mentoring prior to their wedding day. This involves meeting with a Sun Valley Pre-Marriage Couple for 6-8 weeks who will walk you through a pre-marital tool called Prepare and Enrich. Although the pre-marriage mentorship process usually takes 6-8 weeks, we strongly recommend completing the process at least 6 months prior to your wedding date. This investment of time will provide you helpful insights about each other and about healthy, joy-filled marriages.
Step 5. Plan Your Wedding Ceremony
Finally, you and your officiating pastor will plan the wedding ceremony. You will discuss items like the order of service, music, readings and the role of your wedding party. If you are planning an onsite wedding, your wedding coordinator will assist you in furnishings, decorations, dressing rooms, etc.
Questions about having your wedding with Sun Valley? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org