(Closed) I want a friend to officate but he wants someone official

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It varies within and among religions, but here is a generic Christian wedding outline:

– Processional (bridemaids followed by bride with FOB.  Groom/groomsmen already lined up at altar)

– Giving away

– Pastor’s greeting

– Readings and/or hymns

– quick homily (pastor will say a few words about the couple after having gotten to know them during counseling)

– Vows

– Rings

– Declaration of the couple

These of course can vary, but from what I have seen the vows-rings-declaration are what the officiant does to legally and spiritually marry you.

Post # 5
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@allegrovivo:  You could have a reading of anything! A friend of mine had a Bible passage read by a family member, then a close friend read a love poem by e.e. cummings.

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