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Most wedding ceremonies follow a standard format which can be personalised by adding your choice of music, hymns, readings…to name just a few.

This is a brief outline showing the running order of a wedding ceremony. Some of these points must be addressed in order for your union to be legal. I have indicated these below using an asterisk*.

Introduction

  • Celebrant welcomes guests
  • Celebrant introduces herself to the guests*
  • Celebrant informs guests of her legal authority to marry the bride & groom under Australian law*

Reading

  • You may choose to have a special guest do a reading of your choice.

Celebrant Authority

  • Celebrant must inform the bride & groom of the serious & legal binding nature of marriage by reciting words that are stipulated by the ‘Marriage Act’.*

Giving Away (optional)

  • Celebrant asks the parents of the bride & groom (and on behalf of the guests) to give their blessing.

The Asking

  • The celebrant asks the Bride & Groom if they have come together of their own free will*

The Vows

  • Bride and groom say their vows. The words said can be chosen by the couple, however, certain legal words must be incorporated*.

Ring Ceremony

  • Rings are exchanged between husband and wife. This is usually accompanied by a small reading explain the symbolism.

Declaration of Marriage & the kiss

  • Celebrant declares you as husband & wife. You may kiss.

Sign the register

  • The Bride & Groom, 2 chosen witnesses & celebrant need to sign the register*.

Presentation

  • Celebrant presents you as husband and wife and asks the guests to congratulate you.
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