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The following contains samples of various aspects of a wedding service. This includes prayers, readings, blessings, vows, ring ceremonies, etc; each under their own headings. Follow the links in the "Outline of A Wedding" for the various components of the service. Also included in this site are helps for "The Renewal of Wedding Vows".
This document is not meant to be comprehensive, nor is it meant to define your choices. A great variety of things can be done, and done in ways different from the samples given below. The order of things can also vary, and music or songs can (for example) be slotted into different spots - such as during candle lighting and following the Wedding Address, etc. You can choose from our selections and/or write your own material (which can be a very rewarding thing to do).
In all of the following the language of "church" and "sanctuary" is employed. However in marriages that take place in homes, gardens, or other venues, the same principles are involved.
Follow the links for the details of the various parts of the service. The order suggested here is only one way of organizing things.
The following resources were taken from "ecumenical" wedding booklets used by ministers and priests in performing marriages, others have been created by this author from scratch, and still others, like the various vows that are presented - have been written by couples working with us to prepare their own unique wedding services. Unfortunately over the years the sources for some of these components have been lost. If you, the reader, recognize some of these resources and can provide us with the "source" we will add the appropriate acknowledgements.|
Further information on this ministry and the history of "Sermons & Sermon - Lectionary Resources" can be found at our Site FAQ
Further information on this ministry and the history of "Sermons & Sermon - Lectionary Resources" can be found at our Site FAQ. This site is now associated with christianglobe.com