I'm entirely new to CiviCRM and setting it up for the first time for our church.
One of the needs is to record information for Weddings. This will mean that against the record for a Bride or Groom (or both) we will need to record custom information e.g. date of wedding, deposit paid, calling of Banns (we're in the UK), organist booked etc. etc.
I think we can do this by setting up a group and attaching custom fields to the group. but we also want this information to be searchable so that we can report on all wedding booked in 2017 or send an email to the vicar 2 months before the wedding to remind them to make contact with the couple.
We will also need to record similar types of information for baptisms and funerals, but this will probably follow the same structure as for weddings.
Any advice on how this can best be handled within CiviCRM?