are as many different wedding ceremonies as there are couples getting
married. Each ceremony can be individualized for your wedding. Couples
sometimes write their own vows, or they write something they want to say
to each other or to those gathered around them.
We will work with you to
write a ceremony as individual as you are. This is a special occasion
and we can help make it one of a kind.
The first place to start is
to review the Traditional Order of Service which explains the different
aspects of the Wedding Ceremony, such as the Statement of Purpose,
Opening Prayer, Charge to the Couple, Declaration of Consent,
Presentation of the Bride, Exchange of Vows, Exchange of Rings,
Pronouncement or Declaration, Wedding Prayer, Blessing, Presentation of
the Couple Newly Married.
The Order of Service breaks
down the ceremony. You can eliminate or expand on each area as you like.
If you are not interested in customizing your ceremony, and would just
like to view different types of ceremonies available, click on the links
below to view the different ceremonies we offer.
Traditional Order of Service:
Discusses the traditional order and components of a traditional wedding
Suggested Spiritual Readings:
Religious excepts for inclusion in your wedding ceremony.
Suggested Romantic Readings:
Romantic poetry and lyrics for inclusion in your wedding ceremony.
Suggested Music: Traditional and
conventional music for the different aspects of your Wedding ceremony.
Origins of Traditions: Find out how
some of our ethnic and religious wedding traditions were started.
Wedding Questions: The Unity Candle,
seating order, processional, etc.
Before You Say "I do.": Eight
Marriage Pitfalls. Discuss this prior to getting married to share points
of view on this eight marriage issues.
We had two examples of Civil Wedding Ceremonies. These ceremonies are
non-religious and used a great deal.
Religious Ceremony: There are
many Religious Wedding Ceremonies. This one is a common ceremony that is
Secular Ceremony: One which is not indicative
of any particular religion.
Secular Ceremony II: A second example of a
Interfaith Ceremony: A wedding ceremony
for a marriage between the Christian and Jewish faiths.
Commitment Ceremony: Commitment and/or union ceremonies.
This service can also be used for a wedding.
Renewal of Vows: Renewing your wedding
vows can be a special occasion.
We have also included
examples of several "Romantic Wedding Services."
When Love Beckons
May This Day Shine Eternally
Welcome to the Celebration
Witness and Share the Joy
Enter Days of Togetherness
If you would like to start
from scratch, this is the general order of a wedding ceremony. But keep
in mind it is your wedding and you can plan your ceremony however you
Statement of Purpose
Charge to the Couple
Declaration of Consent
Presentation of the Bride
Exchange of Vows
Exchange of Rings
Pronouncement or Declaration
Presentation of the Couple