Post # 1
I’m having a family member marry us which he’s watched me grow up from a new born till now I am 27 so it’s a very meaningful thing to have him marry me and my SO. Anyways. We are going to have a Unity Sand Ceremony. My question is will our Justice of the Peace say you may kiss the bride and annouce us husband and wife after the sand ceremony or will they do it before and then go into stating that we wish to do a sand ceremony and talk about that?
Thanks for your help bees!
Post # 2
It’s your cememony! You can have it any way you want. There are many resources for creating your own ceremony online so you, your SO, and your officient family member should look at them together and figure out what works best for you.
In most cases I would say though, that the LAST things that happen are:
1) I now pronouce you husband and wife
2) You may kiss the bride
The kiss usually leads directly to the the applause, which makes it a little challenging for the officiant to say much else after that. You can, but my suggestion would be to stick with that order and incorporate the sand ceremony early into you ceremony (both the explaination and the pouring itself), and let the pronoucement be at the end.