Elements of a Ceremony

  • Entrance (Your favourite music is recommended)

  • Welcome (Celebrant welcomes all on the couples behalf)

  • Introduction (Sharing how you met or your journey so far as a couple or family)

  • Reading (1st(Can be a poem, book excerpt, song lyrics, or even lines from a movie or television show)   

  • Monitum (Compulsory legal part of the Ceremony by the Celebrant)

  • Giving the Bride or Groom Away (You don’t have to be given away if you don’t want to)

  • Asking (You are asked to take one another as marriage partners)

  • Vows (I can help with writing your own vows)

  • Exchange of Rings (Optional)

  • Other Symbol (Such as: Candle Ceremony, Blending of Sands, Handfasting Ceremony)

  • Reading (2nd) (For a good balance to the ceremony two readings are recommended)

  • Declaration and Kiss 

  • Signing of the Marriage Register & Certificates (Recommended to play music at this time)

  • Presentation of Newlyweds (This can include a blessing, reading, words of congratulations, or even a Butterfly Release)

  • You will be presented with your Marriage Certificate and announced as a married couple for the very first time

 

 

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