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Hi Bec, To set up a wedding ceremony schedule, this is the ceremony format I offer
Starting with pre-ceremony music to create some atmosphere beforehand
Entrance of Bride and her Bridesmaids
Welcome including acknowledgement of loved ones (lighting of candle is often done here)
Introduction and "Love Story" of Bride and Groom
Parent's Blessing (Optional)
Celebrant Authority (Monitum)
Exchange of Rings
Ritual (wine, sand, reading) etc (Optional)
Declaration as Husband and Wife
Music/signing of register and certificate
Presentation of Certificate / Conclusion
Introducing newly married couple as Mr & Mrs..
Prelude with music
I allow 30 minutes for the ceremony – less if there aren't any readings or rituals.
The ceremony is tailored around what the Bride and Groom decide they would like include.
Most photographers give approx. 10 minutes for guests to congratulate the happy couple after the ceremony as they like to get the group photograph quite quickly followed by family photographs.
These are taken at the ceremony location and average time is approx. 20 minutes.
Bride, Groom and bridal party then go and have their "Location" photos taken. Depending on photographers and location this can take 60-90 minutes or more if travel is involved.
Bride, Groom and bridal party then join their guests at the reception.
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