Personalize Your Wedding

Couples Questions

  1. Together write a brief description of how you met, what made you fall in love, and the proposal.

2. List some of the character qualities that you love most about each other.

3. Write a few words explaining why you are convinced you both are right for each other, and what you love to do together.

4. Briefly describe a situation or experience you had together that somewhat epitomizes your relationship. Oftentimes funny situations work well---something that shows each person's characteristics and/or how your relationship really is.  

Ceremony Outline

Guests seated 

Chris Enters

Family escorted in

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Flowergirl & Ringbearer

Giving of the Bride

Introductory Prayer (optional) 

Introductory remarks and Welcome

Preliminary Vows--"I Do's"

Message on the Meaning of Marriage

Vows

Exchange of the Rings

Pronouncement of Marriage & Kiss

Introduction of the Couple

Sample Vows

  I (Groom/Bride) take you, (Bride/ Groom) to be my wife, my partner in life & my one true love. I will cherish our friendship & love you today, tomorrow & forever. I will trust you & honor you. I will laugh with you & cry with you. I will love you faithfully through the best & the worst. What may come I will always be there. As I have given you my hand to hold so I give you my life to keep. So help me God.     

I (Groom/Bride) take you (Bride/ Groom) To be my wife from this time onward. To join with you & to share with you all that is to come. To give & to receive. To speak & to listen. To inspire & to respond. And in all our life, to be faithful to you & to cherish you with my whole being as long as we both shall live.     

I, (Groom/Bride) take you (Bride/ Groom)  to be my (Wife/ Husband), to have and to hold, for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness & in health, to love & to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.  

Additional Ceremony Elements

Reading

Wine Box Ceremony

Sand Ceremony

Flowers to Parents

Song

Unity Candle

Anything you find on Pinterest!


Ideas for Readings

I Corinthians 13

The Union

The Art of Marriage

Hand Ceremony

Hands of the Bride & Groom

Apache Wedding Blessing


Remember This . . .

 Please feel free to change the order, add, or delete any of these elements.  They are listed primarily to help you think through what you might want for your ceremony.  

A typical ceremony is about 20-25 minutes in length, but can be longer or shorter if you desire.