Planning a Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony Outline 38 - 65
Processional 3-5 min
Brides father walks her to the altar.
Optional: Stands next to her until he gives her away, or he sits down and stands when giving away.
Greetings, a reminder not to take photos, an invitation to be seated.
Opening & Welcome 1 - 3 min
(Optional prayer or reading) 1 - 5 min
(Optional Honor the Departed) 2 min
Giving Away the Bride. 2 min
Traditional and modern options available.
(Optional reading of scripture or poem) 1-5 min
Message from the Officiant. 10 to 15 min depending on the desired length.
Wedding vows & Exchange of rings. 5 - 10 min
(Optional reading of vows) 1 - 5 min
The "I do's" 2 - 5 min
You may now kiss the bride.
Declaration of marriage. 1 min
The Recessional 3 - 5 min
Closing Remarks 1 - 2 min