Below is the outline of our Ceremony Planner. These are all the things to "think"about whenit comes to planning your wedding ceremony.
Our Ceremony Planner is the Inspiration you need to translate the feelings in your heart into words!
We have a worksheet for you to use to plan your unique and personalized ceremony.
This is the choreographed walk down the aisle of the wedding party. This symbolically represents two things: the couple's transition from their individual lives to married couple and the wedding attendants' support of the marriage by taking part in the same walk.
We briefly welcome and thank your family and friends for joining you on your wedding day. You won't hear us say... "dearly beloved..."
An affirmation is asked of family & friends at the opening of a wedding ceremony to express support of the couple and their marriage.
Adding one or two readings to your wedding ceremony can help capture the essence of your love and relationship. Whether you invite a friend or family member to share your selection or you want to recite one to your love, this moment is sure to captivate your family and friends. From romantic wedding poems and passages from literature to children's book extracts and wise words about friendship and marriage, there’s something for every couple to be found.
A brief opportunity to inspire and encourage you as a couple as you continue your love journey as a married couple.
This is the "I Do" section of the ceremony. The words spoken at this time declare the couple's intention to marry. The declaration is customarily made by each of you answering "I Do" or "I Will" in response to a question presented by the Officiant.
This is the heart and soul of the ceremony! This is also one of the legal elements required under the Marriage Act, the exchanging of vows or promises to one another. Vows can be made by simply answering "I Do" to the promise recited by the Officiant. The most common way of exchanging vows is the "Repeat After Me" technique. It is becoming more common for couples to read their vows to one another. We help you find the best way for you to express your love for one another.The Ceremony Planner has a vast selection of vows from traditional to contemporary for your to pick n' choose, mix n' match and cut n' paste from to find the prefect words to share your love with one another.
"May we have the rings, please?" - Making a few brief comments about the history, importance or symbolism of exchanging rings makes a nice transition as we prepare for you to exchange your rings.
This is the point in the ceremony when you exchange rings. Usually words are shared and exchanged that express the significance of the wedding ring and what it means to you. Most often the exchange is repeated after the Officiant.
Signing of the Marriage License is a legal requirement. This can be incorporated into the ceremony or can be completed outside the ceremony. The couple and their witnesses are required to sign the license as well as the Officiant. The license is forwarded to the Marriage Office by your Officiant.
In the Ceremony Planner you will find a wide variety of "Special Ceremonies" from Hand-Fasting to the Wine Ceremony. Browse through them, if something fits, let's include it in your Wedding Celebration. They are completely optional.
Your Officiant must declare you married. The words of declaration can be of your preference. You can discuss this with your Officiant to determine the best words to declare you married!
We trust that no further information or instruction is required regarding this element of your ceremony! By the way, it is optional!
We are almost finished and you will "run back down the aisle". A few announcements and closing remarks signal that the ceremony is about to come to a conclusion.
This is when you are introduced for the first time as a married couple! The words of introduction can be of your preference. You can discuss this with your Officiant to determine the words to introduce you.
The great thing about weddings today is that almost anything goes. We encourage you to create a ceremony that reflects your values, style and personality as a couple - not common wedding traditions, or even the wishes of everyone else. We have many great ideas. Feel free to ask us for suggestions on how to make your day memorable and magical.
** Legally Required Ceremony Elements