Every couple, their relationship, and the way they express their love for each other is unique. So too is every wedding ceremony! Here is a basic outline to give you “a starting point” to create a ceremony that is individual - a ceremony that is personal and reflects something of your commitment, your thoughts and feelings towards each other…..

Joanne Shears - Celebrant

Music or song, before the arrival of the bride and to announce her arrival

Entrance

Welcome/Introduction

The giving away or presentation of the bride  

Prayer / Invocation

Reading/song/music

Monitum - the celebrant's legal authority

Ritual (optional)
(Other ceremony, culturally appropriate, handfasting, rose ceremony, sand, wine, candle etc.)

Vow exchange

Ring exchange

Reading/song/music

Declaration of the marriage
 

The kiss

The signing of the Register, Marriage Certificate

Presentation Marriage Certificate

Introduction of newly married couple

Closing words

Celebration music / Process out 

 

Wedding format