Services

This page offers several sample order of services that have been popular for many of our couples. Feel free to use them as a starting point and customize them to your unique circumstances and desires.

 

TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN SERVICE

Seating of the Mothers
Groom and Groomsmen Entrance
Bridesmaids Entrance
Presentation of the Bride
Prayer
Homily
Vows of Devotion
Readings
Ring Vows
Unity Candle
Solemnization of the Marriage (legal part)
Presentation of the Couple
Recessional

 

CIVIL SERVICE

Seating of the Mothers
Groom and Groomsmen Entrance
Bridesmaids Entrance
Presentation of the Bride
Prayer
Homily
Vows of Devotion
Readings
Presentation of the Rings
Solemnization of the Marriage
Presentation Roses
Presentation of the Couple
Recessional

 

NON-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE

Seating of the Mothers
Groom and Groomsmen Entrance
Bridesmaids Entrance
Presentation of the Bride
Prayer
Homily
Vows of Devotion
Readings
Ring Vows
Unity Candle
Solemnization of the Marriage (legal part)
Presentation Roses
Presentation of the Couple
Recessional
 

THE CATHOLIC SERVICE

Groom and Groomsmen Entrance
Bridesmaids Entrance
Presentation of the Bride
Prayer
Old Testament Reading
Responsorial Psalm
New Testament Reading
Gospel Acclamation
Gospel Reading
Ministry of the Word (Homily)
Song (Ave Maria) and Readings
Blessing and Exchange of Rings
Unity Candle
Prayer of the Faithful
The Our Father (Vocal)
Nuptial Blessing
Final Blessing
Solemnization of the Marriage
Presentation Roses
Presentation of the Couple
 

NON-SECTARIAN WEDDING (CHRISTIAN-JEWISH)

Seating of the Bride’s Mother
Groomsmen Enter
Groom Enters Escorted by Parents
Bridesmaids Enter
Presentation of the Bride
Nonsectarian Prayer
Homily
Vows of Devotion
Seven Blessings
Readings
Presentation of Rings
Unity Candle
Breaking of the Glass
Final Blessing
Presentation Roses
Presentation of the Couple
Recessional
 

VOW RENEWAL

Husband and Groomsmen Enter
Bridal Attendants Enter
Presentation of the Wife (she is either escorted or husband meets her halfway)
Readings
Homily
Renewal of Vows
Readings
New Ring (optional)
Readings and Family Blessing (where applicable)
Presentation of the Couple