Handbells are popular at weddings, particularly if it is a church ceremony and there are no tower bells available or perhaps at a civil venue.

A handbell team may be able to provide the sound of bells pealing as the bride and groom come out of the church. Alternatively a group may play during the signing of the register, or for the entrance or exit of the bridal party or even give a performance at the reception.

Fees and expenses are negotiated with the team concerned.

You are advised to make arrangements well in advance - teams can get very booked up and it is often difficult to get enough ringers together.

If you are interested in booking a team for a wedding, please contact the National Secretary, or the appropriate Regional Secretary and they will try and find ringers in the area.

Pealing on handbells: