(Closed) Ceremony examples?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi date and state twin!  Welcome to WeddingBee.  It helps if you can tell us, what religion are you?

I know how the Catholic nuptial mass works at least, so if it helps, here’s how the simple Catholic ceremony goes if there’s no communion:

Processional:  priest and alter boys first, then bridal party, then bride – everyone sits
Opening prayer by priest
First reading (you pick who will read)
Responsorial psalm (normally sung and repeated by the audience)
Second reading (you pick who)
Gospel (read by priest)
Short homily/sermon by priest
Marriate rite (exchange of vows, blessing and exchange of rings)
Closing prayer/blessing for the newlyweds
Priest announces “for the first time Mr. and Mrs…”
Recessional:  priest and alter boys, bridal party, then bride and groom

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have the book “The Wedding Ceremony Planner” by Judith Johnson and it is wonderful! Not so much for Bible verses and things like that, but it has tons of suggestions for absolutely beautiful things to include. Plus it’s just a great step-by-step guide on how to put a ceremony together. Highly recommended!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Google the hand ceremony, it was the only one that made the FH cry when he read it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@LilMissSteiggy:  Yeah Aug 7th is coming up pretty fast!  I think you should check with your pastor/officiant to get “approval” for your order of ceremony, just to make sure they’re ok with only one reading, etc.

As far as reading suggestions, there’s the usual “love is patient, love is kind” and “god made Eve from Adam’s rib” stuff.  I’ve also heard some brides mention Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, a really nice reading that’s short and sweet.  I’m going to use this one, pending approval from my priest.

 9 Two are better than one,
       because they have a good return for their work:

 10 If one falls down,
       his friend can help him up.
       But pity the man who falls
       and has no one to help him up!

 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
       But how can one keep warm alone?

 12 Though one may be overpowered,
       two can defend themselves.
       A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@LilMissSteiggy: actually you can find her ceremony in one of her blog posts!!

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