CEREMONIES

Below is the customary Order of Service for a Wedding Ceremony:
  • Prelude
  • Processional
  • Invocation (Opening Words)
  • Family Support (Who gives this Woman)
  • Opening Prayer / Blessing
  • Remembrance
  • Charge To Couple / Consent (Free will, no one is making them get hitched)
  • Readings
  • Vows / Promises
  • Ring Blessing / Exchange
  • Honoring Mothers (mothers light the candles to be used in Unity Candle ceremony)
  • Unity Candle
  • Unity Family / Sand / Water / Wine
  • Hand Fasting
  • Rose Exchange
  • Rose Presentation
  • Community Affirmation
  • Closing Blessing / Benediction
  • Pronouncement
  • Breaking The Glass
  • Presentation of Couple
  • Recessional
  • Receiving Line
  • Special: Bubbles / Bird Seed or Release Of Doves / Butterflies
Items in bold must be done to be considered a marriage ceremony, and allow the officiant to sign the paperwork...