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