CREATE YOUR CEREMONY

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.

 

CEREMONY OUTLINE

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

Preservice music

Procession and seating of family

Minister’s entrance

Bridal party entrance

Entrance of the bride

 

THE WEDDING CEREMONY

Greeting

Introduction to the wedding

Welcome of the bride and groom

Declarations

Affirmations

Presentation of the bride

Escort’s response

Readings

Homily

Invitation to exchange personal statements and vows

Couple’s exchange of vows

Invitation to exchange rings

Couple’s exchange of rings

Marriage symbol

Wedding prayer

Lord’s prayer

Blessing

Declaration of marriage

The Kiss

Introduction of the married couple

 

DEPARTING

Recessional 

Announcement to guests 

Postlude

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.