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Sample of Wedding Format for Legal Wedding Ceremonies

  • Music/Processional (Choose a piece for this)

  • Opening words & Introductions (Celebrant)

  • Candle enhancement (It’s nice to have a piece of music playing in the background)

  • Remembering the departed (same as above)

  • First reading/Poem (Choose this and the person reading it)

  • Couples love story (Celebrant)

  • Music between reading (Your choice)

  • Second reading/Poem (Choose this and the person reading it)

  • Vow exchange (Legal & Personal) (Oathing stone enhancement here if you wish)

  • Ring exchange

  • Second/middle candle gets lit or sand ceremony

  • Signing the register (1 or 2 pieces of music needed to accommodate photos)

  • Handfasting (You can choose people to bring up the ribbons/sash for this)

  • Pronouncement

  • Walk down the Aisle (Choose your final piece of music for this)

 

Notes:

  • Reading - pick one or two

  • Enhancements – pick two or three, any more becomes too confusing

  • Music – four or five songs, one entrance, one at the candle/sand ceremony, one between readings and one for leaving as a united couple.

Sample of Wedding Format for Non Legal Wedding Ceremonies

  • Music/Processional

  • Opening words & Introductions

  • Candle enhancement

  • Remembering the departed

  • Couples love story

  • First reading

  • Music between reading

  • Second reading

  • Vow exchange (Personal non legal)

  • Ring exchange

  • Second/middle candle or sand ceremony

  • Third reading (if desired)

  • Hand fasting

  • Pronouncement

 

Notes:

  • Reading - pick one or two

  • Enhancements – pick two or three, any more becomes too confusing

  • Music – four or five songs, one entrance, one at the candle/sand ceremony, one between readings and one for leaving as a united couple.