The six months preparation period is the policy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

The fee for your wedding at the Church of the Nativity in 2012 is $900 for registered, contributing parishioners of longer than two years; $1200 for registered parishioners of less than two years; and $1400 for all others. Your wedding date is confirmed only after the full fee is received. Should the wedding be cancelled for any reason with a notice longer than 6 months, the fee minus $250 will be returned to you. If it is cancelled within 180 days preceding the booked date, then the church will retain $500. The remainder amount will be refunded to you.

This fee covers a nominal stipend for the priest, "Foccus Inventory" materials, completion and review of paperwork, the wedding coordinator fees, and use of the church for the rehearsal and wedding.

It is customary to give a donation to the celebrant and altar servers. This should be done in separate envelopes on the day of the rehearsal or wedding. Altar servers provide assistance to the presider during the wedding ceremony. You are free to invite experienced altar servers of your acquaintance to assist at your wedding. If you are unable to provide your own servers, the parish is happy to provide them. It is customary to acknowledge their service with a gift of $10 per server.

The small Parish Center is not rented for wedding receptions, nor is available for use before the wedding. Please contact Wendy Ames if you need a list of nearby reception halls.

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