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.
This typically involves the mothers of the groom and bride.
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.
This is where the Humanist Officiant joins the hands of the bride and groom and draws attention to their union.
This is where the bride and groom express vows with the guidance of the Humanist Officiant.
This is the part that includes the exchange of rings.
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.