Sample Wedding Ceremonies
What to Bring to the Ceremony:
The only things that the bride and groom need to bring to the ceremony are themselves, their witnesses, the rings, and the marriage license.
The Marriage Act of Ontario states that the following three requirements be fulfilled during the ceremony:
1. Declaration of Intention
“I do solemnly declare that I know of no legal
impediment why I, Alex, may not be joined in matrimony to Corey."
2. Signing of the Register and License
The couple has two places to sign: the Marriage License and the Marriage Register. Each witness has three places to sign: the Marriage License, the Marriage Register, and the Record of Solemnization. The witnesses must also add their addresses to the Marriage Register.
After reading through sample ceremonies, you and
your partner can pick and choose which parts you like, or you can add
new personal readings or vows. I can work with you to personalize your
wedding ceremony. Of course, you may simply decide on a tried-and-true
ceremony from the collection.
Jim McDonald, BA, BEd