The Order of the Ceremony

The order of your ceremony may change depending on your religion, culture or style. I have listed below an order that can be used for a 20 – 25 minute ceremony. The more you add the longer the service.

  • Prelude (music plays as guests arrive)
  • Entrance (music plays as the wedding party enters)
    • Groom and Groomsman enter from the side
    • Bridesmaids (one by one)
    • Maid of honor
    • Ring Bearer
    • Flower girl
    • Bride and father of the bride
  • Opening remarks (brief history of the couple and how they met)
  • Readings
  • Officiant addresses the couple
  • Vows
  • Ring exchange
  • Pronouncement of marriage
  • The kiss
  • Unity symbols
  • Closing remarks
  • Recessional (music starts as the wedding party leaves)
    • The Order of departure
      • Bride and groom
      • Flower girl
      • Ring bearer
      • Maid of honor and best man
      • Bridesmaids + groomsmen (exit paired with one another)
      • Parents of the bride
      • Parents of the groom
      • Grandparents of the bride
      • Grandparents of the groom
  • Postlude (music plays until all guests have left)

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