I get many requests for my services as a non-denominational wedding officiant. Couples often wonder.. just how does the ceremony play out and can it be personalized. First of all… at Pond Side Ministries we are all about personalizing the ceremony. While I bring along an outline… (see below) only those items in BOLD are legally required. Some couples may not want any music or have a special song or singer, others may have a special person in their life who wants to read a poem, reading or scripture.. some couples may want to have a ritual that involves just themselves or one that incorporates children in the ceremony.. others may want to include their beloved pets… all are possible and encouraged. This is your special day.. I just happened to be there to officiate.
Suggested Wedding Ceremony Order
Entrance of Wedding Party (usually to music)
Welcome / Opening Words
Affirmation of Couple by Families/ Guests
Sign License (Music/Photos)
Presentation of Couple
Departure of the Wedding Party (usually to music)