Order of Services
How will your wedding day ceremony commence and all within a twenty to twenty-three minute period?
With most wedding ceremonies having fifteen or more elements, how does a wedding ceremony start and finish?
Most all of us have been a guest at a wedding at some point in life but being the Bride and Groom is a very different experience.
Follow the steps below to learn the order and meaning of a all the events at a wedding ceremony.
Remember that all of "Cynthia Black Weddings" are fully customized.
Once your Ceremony choices have been made you will have, in essence, created your Wedding Program which will look like the following.
PRELUDE ARRIVAL OF GUEST SEATING OF THE FAMILY PROCESSIONAL OF GROOM/GROOMSMEN PROCESSIONAL OF BRIDAL PARTY/CHILDREN (Ring Bearer and Flower Girl) PROCESSIONAL OF THE BRIDE OFFICIANTS OPENING WORDS CALL TO WORSHIP THE BRING OF THE BRIDE SEATING OF THE BRIDAL PARTY THE CHARGE Ceremonial reminding the couple of their duties and roles in marriage and to prepare them for the vows they are about to take. DECLARATION OF INTENT EXCHANGE of VOWS CHILDREN'S SERVICES READINGS RINGS CEREMONY OFFICIANT BLESSING OF THE RINGS EXCHANGE of RINGS EXTRAS PRONOUNCEMENT OF MARRIAGE BRIDAL PARTY RETURNS SIGNING OF THE MARRIAGE LICENSE THE KISS ANNOUNCEMENTS I will direct your guest to where they need go following the ceremony. Example: Cocktails will be served in the _______ following the ceremony. This works great. Other wise guests are a bit “lost” once you exit down the Aisle and take a few minutes to be alone. OFFICIANT’S CLOSING CLOSING BLESSING PRESENTATION OF THE COUPLE RECESSIONAL