To determine the order of your ceremony, start with the sample wedding ceremony outline below. Customize by adding or dropping individual wedding traditions and ceremonies (like giving the rose, or lighting a unity candle).
If you’re not sure about the order of the ceremony, don’t worry -- your officiant will help you make the outline. If you’re ordaining a friend or family member to perform the ceremony who is unfamiliar with how to make a wedding ceremony outline, you will have to do a little more work to make up for their lack of experience.
The timing of your ceremony will depend on how long the aisle is, how big or small your wedding party is, and your personal taste.
If you know how many feet it is from the start of the aisle to the altar, you can time the processional long before the rehearsal. You may even want to do this around the time you choose your music. I hope you've found this sample wedding ceremony outline helpful.
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