WHAT DO YOU NEED?
A wedding ceremony, witnesses, and legal documentation. If you plan to be married in Florida, you’ll need to purchase a marriage license from a Florida county clerk of court. You will present that to your officiant who sign and date it at the end the ceremony. Once it is filed with the court your license certifies that you participated in a valid wedding ceremony.
But your wedding is not just a legal contract. It is the creation of a lifelong spiritual and moral union between husband and wife. So what is said and done in your ceremony is vitally important. It will be the centerpiece of your wedding.
To get you started, we have created the planner below. It provides a range of choices that meet all the requirements for a valid ceremony. After you make and send us your selections, we will have the information we need to create your customized ceremony. When a draft is ready, we will schedule a time for you to review it with your officiant so that no detail is overlooked, and everything is just right.
Here is a comprehensive outline of the wedding ceremony. No matter whether yours is large or small, simple or ornate, these are the items that are typically part of most weddings. In the planner form that appears below the outline, please make your selections. When you are finished, simply click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form. Once we receive it we’ll go to work creating a detailed master draft for your review. Have fun!
GATHERING THE PARTICIPANTS
Guests arrive and are seated
Procession and seating of family
Bridal party entrance
Entrance of the bride
THE WEDDING CEREMONY
Introduction to the wedding
Welcome of the bride and groom
Presentation of the bride
Invitation to exchange personal statements and vows
Couple’s exchange of vows
Invitation to exchange rings
Couple’s exchange of rings
- Marriage Symbols See the options available here
Declaration of marriage
Introduction of the married couple
Announcement to guests
Signing of the marriage license
Everything you need (and more) in one form. Please complete the CSF below by indicating your preference under each item. If there are any additional things you want to tell us, be sure to use the final open text box at the bottom to do that. Then, click SUBMIT. Please complete and return the CSF no later than 4 weeks before your wedding day. Thank you!
NOTE: The term (required) next to an item simply means that we need your choice about that item. It does not mean that item is required to be part of your ceremony.