The ceremony notes start once you have taken your place center stage at the wedding ceremony. Wait for the person in charge or the wedding coordinator to tell you when to take your place.
When the bride approaches the back row if the crowd is not already standing, make this statement.
“All rise for the entrance of the bride.”
(After the bride and parent(s) make their way to the stage, welcome the guests)
“David and Christine, along with their families wish to welcome you and thank each one of you for being a part of this special occasion. They also wish to thank you for the part each one of you has played in their lives.”
There are two ways to address this moment:
At most weddings, the bride comes down the aisle and hugs her parent. The groom hugs the parent. Then the bride and groom walk toward the officiant.
2) Statement of intent
There are other weddings in which the bride and a parent approach the stage and stop. You ask this statement of intent.
“Who gives this woman to become David’s bride?”
The parent responds with one of the following statements:
“Her mother and I.”
“Her father and I.”
“Her family and I.”
“We are gathered here today because David and Christine like each other. I mean they really like each other. They are making the decision today to say to the world that this is it. This is the one. On good days this is the one I’m going to celebrate with. On bad days this is the one who is going to dry my tears. Today, tomorrow, and forever, this is the one.”
There are all kinds of ways couples can meet. They can meet at school or online or at a party. But the real romantic couples meet at a bar during happy hour. Sorry grandma.
David and Christine met at a new hire event for their company at Stone Brewing. Let me put it in Christine’s words. “Neither of us were actually new hires – we’d been with the company for years, but we both knew the event coordinator and wanted free booze.” This wasn’t actually the first time David has seen Christine. One day she wore a Raiders jersey to work and as a diehard Charger Fan, he had to find out who she was. So David asked around about her. Some would say he researched Christine. Others would say he stalked her. You decide.
When the event at Stone Brewery finally came along David was primed to make a connection. Let me put that night in David’s words. “We talked and I know I have ‘MAD GAME.” That night they made a connection but David had to leave early. The next day he texted this to Christine. “Had to take off early. If Bumble is a stumble and you’re bored let me know!” She took the bait and they had date number one at a campfire in Carlsbad. David and Christine have been David and Christine ever since.
Full ceremony script will also include:
* Your engagement story
* Reflections (What you like about each other)
* 2-3 point wedding message (Your officiant will be given 6 creatively written points to choose from for their message)
* Vows (You can choose between 7 different vow options or you can write your own)
* A unity ceremony (optional)
* Each step contains detailed notes including what to say, when to say it and where to stand.