Post # 1
I am at a loss as to what this process is called. I saw it in a wedding video but cannot find any more info on it.
The process is as follows: During the wedding ceremony, the minister/officiate/etc. turns the bride and groom to face the congregation/guest and askes the group for their blessing/acknowledgement of their vows/commitment. I saw this as a replacement to the bride being walked down the aisle.
Sorry if none of this makes sense. Like I said, I saw it on a video once and havn’t been able to find anything about it since.
Post # 3
We had a similar blessing at our wedding. It was right before the final prayer (Catholic ceremony w/o Mass). It was pretty much as you described, but I think it was just called “Blessing” or “Final Blessing.”
Post # 4
In my anglican ceremony, the father doesn’t really give the bride away outloud (even though my Dad will walk me down the aisle). The following two “blessings” are used:
The celebrant may address the following question to the families of the bride and bridegroom.
Do you, members of the families of Bride and Groom, give your blessing to this marriage?
Answer We do.
The celebrant addresses the following to all present.
You are the witnesses to these vows now being made. Will you do all in your power to support and uphold this marriage?
Answer We will.
Post # 5
Thank you ladies. I used your answers and found it to be commonly called “Declaration of Support”.