The Pastor, Director of Music, and the Wedding Manager consult in wedding planning.
Please contact the Pastor at least 6 months in advance to set appointments and to arrange details. Contact the Director of Music 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding date.
Our Pastor conducts the wedding. We believe in the ecumenical support of other faith traditions and our Pastor will invite guest Pastors, clergy friends and others who are close to you to participate, at your request.
Your wedding preparation at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church includes premarital counseling. Our Pastor will guide you through a PREPARE-ENRICH assessment, which requires a separate $35 fee. We encourage couples to begin this process at least three months prior to the wedding, as the assessment requires approximately three meetings. We believe that as you approach your wedding date and your focus is increasingly on wedding details, you will discover that the premarital counseling process is a meaningful way of preparing you for life after your wedding day. Completion of the PE assessment reduces the MN marriage license fee from $115 to $40.
The Pastor will also help you plan your ceremony as well as give guidance on your service. If you have any questions about what should be included in your ceremony or when to start the process, feel free to contact Sandy Swan or Pastor Haug
Director of Music
Our Director of Music, Dr. Kris Rizzotto is the preferred organ and piano accompanist for weddings at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church. They will meet personally with each couple to discuss the musical and stylistic details of the wedding service, as well as provide musical recommendations.
Couples meet with the Organist within 4-6 weeks of the wedding date to:
- Preview of the order of service
- Discuss your preferred Wedding Music.
- Sample live performance of the chosen music, depending on sanctuary availability.
Our Wedding Manager is responsible for helping with your arrangements as they relate to the use of space and communication with the Pastor and Organist. She also assigns your Wedding Coordinator.
The Wedding Coordinator will help oversee the rehearsal. She will also help oversee the ceremony/order of service, queue musicians, assist the wedding party, and queue the wedding party.
Couples arrange the details such as bulletins, flowers, candles, with the Wedding Manager, including your schedule for four hours of church use on the wedding day. Your Wedding Coordinator assists you during that time.
- The wedding party arrives three hours prior to the service for photos taken before the ceremony,
- The wedding party arrives two hours prior to the service for photo scheduled for after the ceremony.
- Additional time is $50.00 per hour, or portion thereof, payable with your final payment or to the Wedding Coordinator at the rehearsal