Say ‘I do’ to local business boost

Pretend wedding with the Adventurers at Wellesley parish church agead of the church wedding fayre on Feb 28 2014.
Pretend wedding with the Adventurers at Wellesley parish church agead of the church wedding fayre on Feb 28 2014.
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A Methil church has organised a special wedding event aimed at boosting its profile - and those of local business owners too.

Wellesley Parish Church is inviting the local community to its wedding fayre this Saturday, with the Reverend Gillian Paterson hoping for a great turnout.

She explained that many people in the local area often don’t know they can get married locally, and that the “aim of the day is to show them that they are welcome to be married (at the church)”.

On the day, the church will be set up for a typical wedding, with sample music by the church’s organist, local singer Charlotte Whittle, as well as other instrumentalists.

And for those looking to keep guest numbers low, the McKinlay Transept area will be set up as an example of a smaller wedding too.

As well as promoting the church, Rev. Paterson said that the main aim is to help local businesses who are all trying to succeed.

“Local businesses are all working hard to provide a service to couples on their big day. It is a very competitive market, and many people do not realise what is on their door step,” she said.

A number of local businesses will be there on the day, with samples of everything you could possibly require, from flowers, to wedding albums, chair coverings and of course, wedding attire.

The display will even continue outdoors with examples of transport to get you to the church on time.

Rev. Paterson added: “In this age of tight budgets when costs for a wedding can escalate very quickly, it is good to know we have a lot of options in the local area, and all are reasonably priced.

“We aim to help local couples find local suppliers that fit their budget.”

Entrance to the wedding fayre is free and there will be refreshments and lunches available in the church hall for a small cost.