Wedding Services

Note to Brides:

Please call Fr. Carroll to learn if he is available to celebrate your wedding when you have selected your date, time and place of wedding and have confirmed that with your banquet hall or venue. Father Carroll will accept wedding date reservations from three months prior to the wedding up to 18 months. This will allow us to meet and allow time for you to make selections for the ceremony.

Please call 908-925-4546 from 11AM to 7PM (except 12:30PM - 1PM and 5:30PM - 6PM), Monday through Friday. If Fr. Carroll is not there, please leave a message with the exact date, time and place for the wedding. Fr. Carroll will try to get back to you the same day or the next at the latest.

At your first appointment with Father Carroll you will be asked to bring him a recent color photo of yourselves, 4x6 size is best, and a check for a deposit of $400 which will confirm your wedding date. You can present this deposit to Father Carroll at the end of your first meeting with him. At this time, he will provide you all the preparation materials he has assembled for you. Father Carroll only does one wedding a day and limits the number that he celebrates each month so to be able to properly prepare for each and every wedding.

Please call for an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Here is a listing of how I work to make your wedding dreams come true.

Two two-hour meetings to assist you with the planning and preparation of your wedding. Review of Fr. Carroll's wedding portfolio and of the ritual for weddings.

Together for Life: a booklet which includes all the prayers and readings of the Catholic ritual for weddings. After prayer and reflection the couple is to return a worksheet with their selections to Fr, Carroll. Or they may add a reading or poem of their own.

A program for the service: Fr. Carroll uses your selections of prayers and readings to create the order of your wedding. It is sent to you via e-mail. The program may be copied as is or incorporated into a souvenir booklet to be given to all those attending the ceremony.

"A Decision to Love," the best-selling marriage preparation program to improve couple communications. Fr. Carroll does not require a marriage prep. program but offers this as a voluntary exercise to build important skills to help your marriage last.

Arrival at the wedding service one hour before time to see that everything is as you want it.

A personalized homily of instruction and reflection based on your selections and relating to your story.

A beautiful Unity candle ceremony that includes the mothers or fathers of each family, if you choose.

Polish and Spanish prayers can be read into your ceremony by Fr. Carroll.

Choice of one of five wedding certificates, beautifully inscribed by a calligrapher.

A plastic binder with acid-free pages for safekeeping of your wedding certificate, the program, the homily and a copy of the face page of the license. All presented upon your return from the honeymoon.

Returning your activated marriage license via Priority Mail to the town registrar where you were married after the wedding.

Mailing the license and your sealed wedding certificate package with Priority Mail with receipt requested to insure that it is properly recorded and that you receive your signed and sealed certificate as a memento of your wedding.

Cost of services:
Requested donations for services rendered including two meetings prior to the wedding, correspondence, an order of service, the sermon and the wedding ceremony itself, and the wedding certificate package with a certificate filled out by a calligrapher all sent by Priority Mail is $800 to be paid in two payments.

The first deposit is $400 due at the end of the first meeting with Fr. Carroll, and the second is $400 due at the end of the second meeting one month prior to the wedding day.

If the party chooses to have an in-person rehearsal, an additional fee of $200 is to be added to the second payment.

Payment by cash or check is preferred. An additional charge of $10 is added to fees paid through PayPal. For those who have difficulty with these fees, please confer with Fr. Carroll.

Remember your wedding ceremony is one of the most important days or your life. It is the reason for everyone gathering. It should be prepared with great care and reflection and in keeping with your wishes. Fr. Carroll restricts the number of weddings that he accepts so that he can give you all the personal attention that you deserve.

Congratulations on your big day! Together we can make it very special. Thank you for inviting God to your wedding. Inviting God To Your Wedding is the title of a beautiful book you may wish to read.