Order of Service for a Civil Ceremony

 

Here is a standard template for an order of service for a civil ceremony.

A civil, or registrar, ceremony is a non-religious legal marriage ceremony performed by a government official or functionary. In the United Kingdom, this person is typically called a registrar.

These ceremonies are held in register offices or on grounds that are licensed for marriage ceremonies, such as estates, castles, hotels, barns and restaurants.

They are normally short, more informal, intimate ceremonies. Instead of traditional wedding vows, couples exchange their own written vows that speak of their love and promises to each other.

Entrance of the bride

 

Welcome and introductions

 

Reading

 

The marriage ceremony

 

Declaration of Vows

 

Exchange of Rings

 

Reading

 

Musical Interlude

 

Signing of the Register

 

Exit of the bridal couple