(Closed) I feel like I am forgetting something: What happens during the ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

This:

:: I was thinking that our officiant would then ask if “He’ll take me to be his lawfully wedded wife” and if “I’d take him to be my lawfully wedded husband” 

is the declaration of intent and is early in the ceremony. That’s basically you and Fiance agreeing you’d like to proceed with the wedding ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony, you will exchange vows. Then you will exchange rings. Then you will be declared married and there can be a prayer. Then you will be sent forth and will kiss. Then you wll be presented for the first time as Mr. and Mrs.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I jsut cut and pasted this from a post I made earlier this evening with the outline of our ceremony jsut to give anotehr bride a general idea of how a ceremony progreses. Ours is slightly adapted from the Book of Common Prayer. You of course would adjust to include the Native American ritual and your sand ceremony.

  • Family entered
  • Groomsmen, groom, minister entere
  • BMs entered
  • Bride and FoB entered
  • Greeting (friends, we are gathered…)
  • Declaration of intent (MrsS will have you MrS, etc… I will)
  • Declaration of support by those congregated (=guests) (I am going to ask all of you friends and family gathered here a question. The correct answer is, “We will.” But you say it only if you mean it. Ready? Will all of you do all in your power to support these two in their marriage by the grace of God?)
  • Presentation of Bride (Who presents this woman to be married? FoB: “Her mother and I.”)
  • Prayer
  • Readings (2)
  • Pastor’s message
  • Exchange of vows
  • Blessing of and exchange of rings
  • Declaration of marriage
  • Prayer
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Sending forth
  • Kiss
  • Presentation
  • Recessional

Post # 6
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Newbee

Just to toss my two cents worth into the pot… I’ve also seen an interlude song and tastefully done slide shows incorporated into the middle of ceremonies.  That interlude gives the two of you a moment to look at each other and basically say “Hi.  Were’ Really Doing This!!!”

Overall, I’d say MrsSouthBeach has hit it on the head.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ThanksThanks links for posting both of y’all.  This is really going to help me out too. 

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