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Wedding Ceremony Options

Updated: Nov 4, 2019

When planning a wedding with a couple this list has come in handy.

Pre-processional (music) Lighting of Candles Processional (music) Seating of Grandmothers Seating of Parents Pastor and Groomsmen enter Bridesmaids enter Bride and Father enter Welcome/Greeting from Pastor Opening Prayer The Question: “Who gives this woman in marriage?” Sermon about marriage directed to couple Exchange of Vows Exchange of Rings Lighting of Unity Candle (inside only) Communion to Couple (usually inside, and not very common) Blessing/Pronouncement Warning: “What God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” Kiss Introduction of new married couple Recessional (music) Announcement re: Reception Songs, relevant poems, and scripture readings can be mixed in anywhere

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