Ceremony checklist

Modern Wedding Ceremony Checklist

Most ceremonies incorporate some or all of the following elements.
Wedding Ceremony Music
Prelude
• Seating of the guests: By the groomsmen
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________

Pre Ceremony

• Seating of the parents: By the groomsmen
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
• Entrance of the Officiant
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
• Entrance of the Groom and groomsmen
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
• White Carpet Rollout: Groomsmen
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________

Processional

• Entrance of the Ring bearer
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
• Entrance of the Flower Girl
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
• Entrance of the Bridesmaids
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
• Entrance of the Bride:
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
Ceremony
• Opening words: The Officiant typically will welcome the guests Music: Silent
• Opening Prayers/Invocation: Religious/ Non Religious
Music: Silent
• Brides Presentation: Ritual of giving the bride to her betrothed
Music: Silent
• Declaration of consent: Bride & Groom confirm they want to get married
Music: Silent
• Bible readings: 1 – 3 in Christian Ceremonies
Music: Silent

Interlude
• Unity: Sand shells or candle lighting
Music: Classical ____ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
• Songs/Hymns: 1 – 3 selections

Pronouncement

• Exchange of Vows: The most important part of the ceremony
• Blessing and presentation of rings:
• Pronouncement or declaration: You May Kiss The Bride!!!
• Introduction of the Newlyweds:
Music: Silent for all
Recessional
• Recessional
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________

Postlude

• Post Ceremony
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
• Receiving line
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________
• Pictures/Cocktail Hour
Music: Classical___ Traditional____ Contemporary____ Specific Song___________________