OBX Wedding Ceremony Outline

My goal is to collaborate with the two of you to create a ceremony that is unique to you… and fun!  This is simply an outline to give you an idea of how the ceremony will flow and to give us a starting point.  Most ceremonies will last from 15 – 20 minutes, depending on how much content you would like to add.

Photo by: A Photo Moment
  • Processional:
    • Music (if applicable)
    • Grandparents seated
    • Parents seated
    • Brides’ maids and Maid of honor enter
    • Ring bearer and flower children enter
    • Bride escorted in

  • Opening Words of Welcome

  • Giving of Bride: “Who is it that brings this woman to this man?” (if applicable)
  • Possible Reading by myself or a loved one.  You can find examples on the ‘Resources’ page.
  • Challenge: “John, will you take this woman to be your wedded wife?”  “I do.”
  • Vows:  Chosen or written by you.  You can find examples on the ‘Resources’ page.
  • Ring Exchange
  • Reading or Additional Blessing like a Sand Ceremony.
  • Declaration of Marriage: “I now declare you to be Husband and Wife.”
  • The Kiss
  • The Presentation: “It is my privilege to present to you Mr. and Mrs. _________!”
  • The Recessional
  • Any Announcements that might be helpful to the guests.

Photo by: Julie Dreelin