Here’s how your wedding ceremony will go
As you can see, it’s pretty easy!
Here is the usual format for your wedding.
As you can see, It’s very straightforward and easy.
If you’re happy with this format, simply do nothing.
You’ll receive a copy of this ceremony format by email, prior to your wedding day.
For John Smith and Jenny Jones
3pm Wednesday 8th March 2017
Mobile contact #’s: John: 0412 345 6789
Number of guests (approx) 6
2.50Pm: Couple and their two witnesses arrive
3.00pm: Celebrant asks Bride, Groom and two witnesses (and any guests) to assemble.
Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Christopher Steele, and I am duly authorized by law to solemnize 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 a man and a woman, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life
Into this state of marriage John and Jenny, do you come now to be united, formally and in the presence of these witnesses?
John and Jenny: We do
John and Jenny, would you now please hold hands. Remember that holding hands is important, as you now go hand in hand into a new life together.
Groom repeats after celebrant
I ask the people here present to witness that I, John Smith, take you, Jenny Jones, to be my lawful wedded wife.
Bride repeats after celebrant
I ask the people here present to witness that I, Jenny Jones, take you, John Smith, to be my lawful wedded husband.
Rings Ceremony (optional, there is no legal requirement to exchange rings)
Celebrant: The custom of giving and receiving rings reminds us that love itself is an act of giving and receiving. It represents a belief and trust in togetherness and a commitment signifying, to all, the bond of marriage the two of you share.
Groom places ring on Bride’s ring finger and holds, repeating after celebrant:
Groom: With this ring I take you as my wife.
Bride places ring on Groom’s ring finger and holds, repeating after celebrant:
Bride: With this ring I take you as my husband.
Celebrant: John and Jenny, it is with pleasure that I now pronounce you to be husband and wife.
John, you may now kiss your lovely bride Jenny.
Signing of the Marriage Register
Ladies and gentlemen, John and Jenny will now sign the Marriage Register.
Celebrant presents couple with their Marriage Certificate
It is with much delight that I now present John and Jenny with their marriage certificate. On behalf of all present, let me congratulate you both and wish you every happiness for the future.
Celebrant addresses guests
Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome the new Mr and Mrs Smith
(Wedding is thus concluded and the Bride, Groom and their witnesses and guests depart)