Aurora, Newmarket, Holland Marsh
Here is the wedding service order that we have developed over the years through officiating many marriage ceremonies. The following order of service works in almost every setting. Many couples agree to follow this order, however some couples choose to add or drop certain items in the ceremony. We usually accommodate personal preferences into this service. When we meet, we encourage the bride and groom to arrive equipped to personalize their ceremony so it may becomes uniquely theirs.
For your information: You need a marriage license! So when you buy your wedding license at any municipality clerks office, [valid for 90 days] Also, make sure you ask for an application form' to obtain a registered and certified copy of your marriage from the Registrar General of Ontario in Thunder Bay.
WELCOME TO THOSE PRESENT
ADDRESS TO THE ASSEMBLY
PRESENTATION OF BRIDE
Who brings this woman to be married to this man? (I do) or (Her family and I do
ADDRESS TO THE COUPLE
QUESTION TO THE COUPLE
Do you groom and bride come here this day freely to give yourselves to each other in marriage? [Answer] Yes we do.
QUESTIONS OF INTENT
Do you choose Bride/Groom to be your wife/husband? [Answer I do!]
As your companion and best friend in life will you treat her/him with love, honor and respect, will you be honest with her/him always, and will you stand by her/him through whatever may come? [Answer I will.]
A Reading [Optional] May be read by the Officiant
EXCHANGE OF VOWS
Some couples choose to write their own vows but for those who do not here are some for your consideration.
[Traditional:]In the presence of family and friends I choose you bride/groom to be my wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day onward, for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish and to be faithful to you alone as long as we both shall live.
[Contemporary:] In the presence of family and friends, I choose you to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life. This is my promise to you.[Contemporary]In the presence of family and friends, I choose you to be my wife/husband. To laugh with you in joy, to grieve with you in sorrow and to grow with you in love. From the day onward I promise to share my love with you.
[Contemporary]I choose you [Name] as my best friend and my companion for life. I promise to love you, to care for you and to be fully devoted to you, in good times, throughout the difficult times and during the uncertainty's of the future. Today my dreams have come true.OR Combination of above. OR you write your own.
INTRODUCTION OF RING EXCHANGE
THE GIVING AND RECEIVING OF RINGS
#1] Take this ring as a symbol of my love for you. I promise to accept you for who you are, my best friend, the one I care for and the love with all my heart this day and forever.
#2] I give you this ring that you may ware it as a symbol of my love and a sign of the commitments we have made this day.
#3] With this ring I join my life with yours. I ask that you wear it as a symbol of my everlasting love, this day and forever
May the love that has brought her today, continue to grow and enrich your lives.
May you meet with courage the things, which may arise to challenge you? May your marriage be on of ever growing depth and meaning? May you always respect the individuality of each other? May your communication be open and honest, your relationship be one of love and trust and may that happiness you share today be with you always.
DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE
Introduction of the married Couple!