- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I recently took on the task of writing our ceremony. Both FI and I agreed that we didnt want to use a generic one. We also are not religious and will hopefully be married by my cousin who will get ordained to perform it (still checking on the laws in NY).
We wanted something short, sweet and straight to the point but we also want it to be special. I’ve re-read it dozens of time and while every time it makes me cry I cant help but think I’m missing something. It feels SOOO quick (like 5 minutes) which we’re cool with, but I want to make sure I’m not missing anything crutial (got the “I Do’s”, dont worry). So here it goes, tell me what you think (I admit, I got some of it from Four Weddings and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Dont Judge! hehe):
Processional (cue processional song “Feels Like Home” – Chantal Kreviazuk):
Groom and Best Man stand with Officiant at the of aisle
Grooms grandmother escorted by Usher #1 (Usher loops back around)
Brides grandmother escorted by Usher #2 (Usher loops back around)
Mother of bride escorted by both ushers (the ushers are my younger cousins)
Bridesmaid #3 & Groomsman #3
Bridesmaid #2 & Groomsman #2
Maid of Honor
Bride escorted by Father of bride (FOB remains standing between B & G. Bride hands bouquet to MOH.)
Officiant: Who gives this bride in marriage?
Father of Bride: Her mother and I do. (FOB kisses Bride and hugs Groom. FOB is seated. B&G face each other and join hands)
Officiant: We are gathered here today to celebrate the union between *Bride* and *Groom*. They have invited us here today to share in their love for each other. *My cousins will say a few things about us – I’ll let her handle this part*
Officiant: At this time we would like to ask the mothers to come forward. (Moms come forward and stand at either side). The couple asks that their last kiss as single people be from the person who gave them their first kiss in life. (B&G kiss their moms, moms are seated, couple turns and faces each other and joins hands)
Officiant: Can I please have the rings? (Ring Bearer will be holding the pumpkin with the rings. Best Man will untie the rings and hand them to Officiant).
Officiant: (hands Brides ring to Groom) *Groom*, please repeat after me:
Vows: I, *Groom*, (break) give you this ring as a symbol of my love and commitment. (break) I promise to stand by you through good times and bad and to love you all the days of my life.
Officiant: *Groom* do you take *Bride* as your wedded wife?
Groom: I do!
(Groom places ring on Brides finger)
Officiant: (hands Grooms ring to Bride) *Bride*, please repeat after me:
Vows: I, *Bride*, (break) give you this ring as a symbol of my love and commitment. (break) I promise to stand by you through good times and bad and to love you all the days of my life.
Officiant: *Bride* do you take *Groom* as your wedded husband?
Bride: I do!
(Bride places ring on Grooms finger, cue recessional song “Kiss Me” – Sixpence None the Richer)
Officiant: Because of your desire to build a marriage for the ages & because of the rings you have given, from this day forward, you are husband and wife. *Groom*, you may kiss your bride.
(B&G kiss, MOH hands bouquet to bride, couple exit)
I’m also curious as to where in the processional the ring bearer should be. I’ve been to a bunch of weddings but never one where children were involved. Any suggestions?