(Closed) Veil and Cord Ceremony in a Non-Denominational ceremony?

posted 9 years ago in South East Asian
Post # 3
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Our ceremony was in a church, and while yours is not, I believe you could use the same general flow. Here is a link to my wedding video – we did the Filipino ceremonies, so you can see how we organized the ceremony.



Post # 4
28 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

My sister and brother in law had a nondenominational ceremony and did the veil, cord and coins. The ceremony is not technically part of a Catholic Mass so you can kind of stick it in anywhere in the middle, really, and have your officiant explain the meaning of the ritual and what is going to happen  ("the veil sponsors will now place the veil on the couple..", "can the cord sponsors please come forward.." etc etc).

 I’m going to be doing the same for mine. A great Presbyterian female minister officiated her ceremony.

Here was the order of her ceremony:



Statement of Marriage

Prayer and Declaration

Affirmation of the Families and the Congregation

Scripture Reading

Veil: The Veil symbolizes the union of the couple and their families

Cord: Symbolizes the infinity of the bond of marriage

Coins:Thirteen coins, or arras, symbolizes a pledge of dedication to share responsibilities for the welfare of the family **(notice this is a more equitable/feminist change my sis made to the coin ritual, which is usually about a man pledging his financial support to his family)

Prayer and Marriage Message


Exchange of Rings

Lighting of the Unity Candle

Marriage Prayer


Charge and Blessing


 (and then they jumped the broom because my bro in law is African American/Mexican American! it was a great ceremony!)

Post # 5
1 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

When did you remove the veil and cord in a secular ceremony?

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