Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity, but don’t have a lot of time to commit?
Consider volunteering for the Ladies in Waiting – a group of ladies who assist with weddings at St. Michael.
The time commitment would only be 1 ½ hours on Friday for the rehearsal and 2 hours on Saturday on the day of the wedding (the weddings are at 11 am or 1 pm) and you work in teams of two. There are approximately 9-12 weddings a year and you can volunteer for as few or as many as you like. The main function is to help the wedding couple in any way that ensures their wedding day runs as smoothly as possible so they can focus on the Sacrament of Matrimony.
What would I be doing?
- At the rehearsal, you would assist the celebrant with anything he needs and show the bridal party where they will be dressing before the ceremony.
- On the day of the wedding, you will be posting the signage around the church to direct the guests to the entrance, making sure crowds don’t gather in the narthex before the ceremony, helping the bride with any needs she or her party may have, guiding the florist & photographer, pinning corsages, just generally helping with anything the wedding party might want.
- Making sure the wedding party is in place before the ceremony begins – Groom, Best Men, Ushers, Flower Girls, Ring Bearer, Parents of the couple, and then the Bride and her ladies.
If this sounds like something you’d like to learn more about, send an email to To “Rise Up Now!” and assist the Ladies in Waiting, please contact the Parish office at [email protected].