Sep 28, 2012



Reading #1: Read by Friend of the Bride- Susan

by Robert Fulghum

"You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks - all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will and you will and we will”- those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe”- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “ You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife "

- Opening Prayer

-Congregation is seated

-Giving away of the Bride

-Ministers opening words

Reading #2: Read by Friend of the Bride- not sure who yet

Colossians 3:12-14

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity

- Exchanging of vows

-Exchanging of rings

-Wedding Braid Ceremony

-Laying on of hands/prayer with family and friends

- You May Kiss the Bride

- Pronouncement of Husband and wife




(1) Comment

Love your ceremony inspiration!! I am using the Robert Fulghum reading too! Lol. And probably the hands ceremony! I think those two are the sweetest!!! And I've been actually searching for a bible verse or something that wasn't tooooo bible like. I like that Colossians! I might have to remember that one!