This outline covers each of the typical elements of a Christian Wedding ceremony. It is designed as a guide for planning and understanding each aspect of your Christian wedding. We have tried to include every possible element in a Christian ceremony, however, not all of these must be incorporated into your service, nor do they have to occur in this order. You may choose to add your own personal touches that give special meaning to your commitment as a couple.
Your Christian wedding ceremony can be personally designed, but it should also be an expression of worship, reflecting joy, celebration, community, respect, dignity and love. The Bible gives no specific pattern or order of service to define exactly what should be included, so there is room for your creativity. A primary goal should be to give each guest a clear impression that you, as a couple, have made a solemn, eternal covenant with each other before God. Your Christian wedding ceremony should be a testimony of your lives before God, demonstrating your Christian witness.
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» Pre-Wedding Ceremony Events
Wedding Party Pictures
: This should begin at least 90 minutes prior to the start of the wedding and be finished at least 45 minutes before the ceremony.
Wedding Party Dressed and Ready
: The wedding party should be dressed, ready and waiting in the appropriate locations at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
: Any musical preludes or solos should take place at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
Lighting of Candles
: Sometimes the candles or candelabras are lit before the guests arrive. Other times the ushers light them as part of the prelude, or as part of the wedding ceremony.
Dinner and Cocktails:
Dinner and cocktails can be served to have a pre celebration of the wedding party. The suitable venue for this would be pool side gardens of The Raj Palace
» The Wedding Ceremony
Seating of the Parents
: Having the support and involvement of parents and grandparents in the ceremony brings a special blessing to the couple and also expresses honor to the previous generations of marriage unions. The processional music begins with the seating of the honored guests:
Bridal Processional Begins
Seating of the Groom's grandmother
Seating of the Bride's grandmother
Seating of the Groom's parents
Seating of the Bride's mother
Wedding March Begins
Minister and Groom enter usually from stage right. If the Groomsmen are not escorting the Bridesmaids down the aisle to the altar, they also enter together with the Minister and Groom.
Bridesmaids enter, usually down the center aisle, one at a time. If the Groomsmen are escorting the Bridesmaids, they enter together.
Maid or Matron of Honor enters. If she is being escorted by the Best Man, they enter together.
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer enter.
: The Bride and her father enter. Typically the Bride's mother will stand as a signal for all of the guests to stand. Sometimes the Minister will announce, "All rise for the Bride."
The Call for Worship:
A Christian wedding ceremony is not a performance, but rather an act of worship before God. In a Christian wedding ceremony the opening remarks that typically begin with "Dearly Beloved" are a call or invitation to worship God. These opening remarks will invite your guests and witnesses to participate together with you in worship. God is present in your wedding ceremony. The event is witnessed by heaven and earth alike. Your invited guests are much more than just observers. Whether your wedding is large or small, the witnesses gather to offer their support, add their blessings, and join with you in this holy act of worship.
The opening Prayer
Congregation is Seated
Giving away the bride
The Charge to bride and groom
Exchanging of Rings
Lighting the Unity Candle
The closing Prayer
Presentation of the Couple
The wedding party exits the platform, typically in the following order:
» Post Wedding Celebrations
Cake Cutting with Champagne Toast:
Bride and Groom
Maid or Matron of Honor and Best Man
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer
The Ushers return for the honored guests who are escorted out in reverse order of their entrance.
Ushers may then dismiss the remaining guests, either all at once, or one row at a time.
The wedding cake will be cut and the servers of The Raj Palace will be ready for the grand champagne toast for the newly wedded couple and the guests
Lunch at the Gardens of the Raj Palace
: After the ceremony, the wedding party will move to the post wedding celebrations. The venue will be perfectly decorated for the lunch with beautiful flower arrangements, table set ups and so on and a grand lunch with lot of bar be que will be arranged for the wedding party
Departure of all guests will be on the next day after a farewell brunch
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