Order of Services

June 6, 2016

 

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

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