wedding order of service
wedding order of service

Wedding Order of Service


If you are following our checklist, then you have just chosen your hymns/songs and readings for your ceremony. Now you need to put it all together into your order of service and finalise this with your officiant.

Your officiant may provide you with the order of service structure as it may vary depending on where you are in the world. Ask them about this when you confirm that they will be the officiant at your wedding.

To help you get started however, we have put together a template which is a popular structure for the ceremony. Feel free to copy/paste/edit/rearrange etc.


Front page

Order of Service for the marriage of [bride and groom’s names]

Place of marriage

Date and time


Inside

Entrance music for bride

[Put name of song here]

 

Welcome & Introduction

[Put name of officiant]

 

Hymn/song

[Put title and full words here]

 

Reading

[Put title of reading here]

(optionally put the full reading here)

 

The Marriage ceremony

 

Reading

[Put title of reading here]

(optionally put the full reading here)

 

The exchange of the rings

 

Hymn/song

[Put title and full words here]

 

The signing of the register

Witnesses: Put name of witnesses here

 

Exit music for bride and groom

Put title of music here


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