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ELABORATE CEREMONY TEMPLATE

The Procession

The Procession starts the wedding ceremony. It typically includes the entrance of the bride and others in the wedding party.

Ceremonial Presentation of the Bride

This is typically where the father “gives away” the bride.

Welcome and Introduction

This is where the Humanist Officiant introduces the ceremony and welcomes those in attendance.

Rose Ceremony

This typically involves the mothers of the groom and bride.

Ceremonial Introduction

This is where the Humanist Officiant describes the friendship of the groom and bride.

Declaration of Intent

This is an official declaration that must be made by the supplicants.

Introduction to Vows

This is where the Humanist Officiant explains the purpose of the vows.

Hand Ceremony    

This is where the Humanist Officiant joins the hands of the bride and groom and draws attention to their union.

Official Vows

This is where the bride and groom express vows with the guidance of the Humanist Officiant.

Ring Ceremony

This is the part that includes the exchange of rings.

Declaration

This is where the Humanist Officiant makes the official public declaration of the marriage of the supplicants.

Signing of the Register and Licence

This is a legal requirement in the ceremony.

The Humanist Principle

This is where the Humanist Officiant offers advice to the newly weds.

Introduction of the Couple

This is the public announcement performed by the Humanist Officiant.