There is no standard wedding ceremony order, but they generally contain most of these elements: Wedding processional or entrance of the groom, wedding party, and bride. Literary reading Romantic ceremony music Attendants/witnesses to sign the wedding certificate or marriage license Wedding vows Exchange of wedding rings or gifts A blessing, benediction, community commitment to support the marriage, and/or officiant's sanction of the marriage First kiss A recessional
While many couples choose to recite standard wedding vows -- for example, "To have and to hold, 'til death do us part" -- some couples opt to write their own vows and make promises that are specific to their relationships. One such couple, Ricardo McRae and Gloria Roheim McRae, stopped by HuffPost Live this week and opened up about why they chose to writ...
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Couples writing their own wedding vows makes the ceremony more personal and meaningful. There are many sites with sample vows for the taking and there's a good chance whoever will be marrying you will also have some ideas on what to say. Just make sure you're happy with whatever vows you decide on.