What are the elements of a typical wedding ceremony?

Deciding what to include in your wedding

Beyond certain legalities and traditions, it is up to you to decide what you would like in your ceremony. Ceremonies may take many different weddings in Torontoforms.   But some couples follow this outline and others change to suit themselves. It is your day and you’re building your memories, so choose the order and the elements that will make you happy.

Here are the traditional elements.

  • Procession
  • Words of welcome
  • Address to guests
  • Address to couple
  • Readings
  • Expression of intent and consent
  • Affirmation of family and friends
  • Exchange of vows
  • Exchange of rings
  • Declaration of marriage
  • Signing of the register
  • Introduction of the newly-married couple
  • Recessional

You may wish to add additional elements of ritual or tradition (lighting a candle, binding of hands with ribbons, drinking from a loving cup, jumping the broom…)