Ask Kate: Order Of Service For A Civil Wedding

August 6, 2013

Kate Thompson has been offering heart-felt advice and sparklingly different wedding inspiration for ten years. She is married with two children, and often features in the national press. With her warm and caring nature and off-beat sense of humour, she'll answer every question with knowledgable insight and understanding to help and inspire or simply restore your peace of mind.

Q.

We’re having an informal civil ceremony in a hotel. My fianc√© thinks we should have an order of service card with the vows printed. Do people normally have an order of service at a civil wedding?

A.

There really are no rules – you can have an order of service for a civil wedding as well as a religious wedding.

If you are having your own vows it might be a nice idea to include a transcript of these. You might also like to add a personal message or poem to all your friends and family, thanking them for sharing this special day with you. Here’s just one suggestion of how you can word it.
FRONT COVER
Name of venue
Town
Service conducted by
The marriage of
Debbie
and

Date
Time

INSIDE PAGES
Entrance music for the bride…
Introduction
the Marriage
The vows
readings
blessings
Signing of the register
Exit music…
Personal message from you and your partner…

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