The Parish of Lullington with Orchardleigh

Orders of Service

Many couples will want to produce a special order of service for their special service, those who use a professional printer should receive advice on the production from them, these notes are designed to help those who are preparing the order themselves.

It is important to remember that as well as looking good the order of service has to be functional and readable – and bear in mind winter weddings in St. Mary’s by candle-light can be delightfully atmospheric but not brilliantly illuminated!

Here are a few pointers:

  • ensure that there is good contrast between the print and background
  • make sure the font size is large enough and not too fussy
  • if you know you have guests coming who have problems with their eyesight produce some large print copies. They don’t have to be identical with the other orders (you can give people both) but they need to be functional

The RNIB has some useful material on their website, accessible from