Wedding Ceremony Structure

legal dating age difference iowa Most civil weddings follow a similar structure, which is outlined below. There are only two compulsory components so other than these (the monitum and vows) you can include or omit what you like.

Here’s what normally happens:

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The manner in which you enter the space is entirely up to you. You may like to greet your guests and be there with them, or you may like to make an entrance. There are various ways to enter:

  • with your partner
  • the traditional way – the bride enters after the bridesmaids with her parent/s, with the groom and his groomsmen waiting (or the other way around if you’re feeling subversive!)
  • with your partner and children/stepchildren
  • alone – with partner waiting
  • in a boat/balloon – what ever you fancy!

 

There is usually some music that is special to you playing as you enter. You may organise live musicians or recorded music.

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In the introduction, the celebrant usually tells some of the couple’s story. This may include:

  • aspects of your history you’d like to share
  • the happiness you share
  • your hopes for the future

I would meet with you and have a conversation about these things, write up what I had gathered, and send you a copy for your approval/edit.

This section is not compulsory, so the extent to which you want your story told is entirely up to you.

check that Interlude (reading/song)
(optional)

The interlude offers a small reflective moment where a reading or a song may be shared. Again, this is not compulsory, and should reflect who you are.

additional resources The Monitum (Essential)

The Marriage Act of 1961(amended December 2017)  requires that the following words be said:

“I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law.

Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.”

 

http://www.cumcweaverville.org/malyk/3935 Honouring your Family and/or special friends (optional)

Some people like to acknowledge their parents, grandparents, siblings, children or special friends at some point during the ceremony. This may be done in the form or a statement of thanks:

…………. and  ……………….. would like to acknowledge the loving support of their parents…………………………. (grandparents, siblings, friends, children/step children )  and to say how thankful they are to have these people in their lives and to be able to share this special day together.

Parents may also be invited to answer the question:

Who raised this woman who today is being married?

Who raised this man who today is being married?

have a peek here Vows and Pledge (Vows are essential)

The Marriage Act 1961 requires that each person being married use the following words for their vows:

I call upon the persons here present to witness that I …………………………….. take you ……………………………………………..to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/spouse

 

Many people also add in some form of pledge such as:

I pledge to share my life openly with you, to speak the truth to you in love. I promise to honour and care for you and to respect and encourage your own fulfillment as an individual, for the rest of my life.

This may be done in the form of a question where I will say:

Do you, ………………………….pledge to share your life openly with …………………, to speak the truth to her/him in love? Do you promise to honour and care for ………………., to respect and encourage her/his own fulfillment as an individual, for the rest of your life?

Response – ‘I do’

If you would like, I can also involve all of your guests by asking the following:

Now, I am going to ask all of the family and friends present to make a vow, and I would like to hear a rousing ‘We do!’.

Do you, the friends and family of ……………….. and …………………., agree to support this couple and celebrate in their commitment to each other?

Response = ‘We Do’

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The ring ceremony is optional. Rings are usually exchanged with a simple statement such as:

“This ring I give to you as a symbol of my devotion and love, and with my heart I pledge to you all that I am. With this ring I marry you and join my life to yours.”

 

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There are a number of important documents that you will need to sign for your wedding to stand in law. You can choose to do this as a part of the ceremony, or at the conclusion of the ceremony. Many people will have a friend sing a song or will just have one of their favourite songs played whist the signing occurs.

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At the conclusion of the wedding, I will inform the guests what is to happen next in terms of your celebration and then I will make a statement such as:

To all the guests gathered today, it is my greatest pleasure to ask you to welcome and congratulate our newly wed couple …………………………………………………. and ……………………………….

 

Then it’s time to relax and enjoy yourselves.

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