The New Marriage Rite is appreciated by people because
it emphasises the importance of the marriage celebration
and the occasion of joy it is.
There are various options available in the ceremony
and the more you put into it the more you
and your guests will enjoy it.
www.gettingmarried.ie is an excellent site
to help you with readings and prayers etc.
Also the celebrant of your marriage might have
some ideas to personalise your wedding ceremony.
Now that you're engaged, don't let all the pre-wedding hype
overshadow the real purpose of the day, the ceremony,
which will nearly always consist of two parts:
the vows and the exchange of rings.
Once the date is set for the ceremony,
decide on the venue and book it well in advance.
Catholic Weddings: Ceremony Rituals
Considered one of the seven sacraments, or channels to God's grace, the wedding ceremony is a serious affair in the Catholic Church, full of deep spirituality and rich symbolism.
Here is a basic outline of a Catholic wedding ceremony (rituals and readings may vary depending on your church):
- Entrance Procession
- Candle Ceremony
- Introduction and Welcome
- Penitential Rite
- Liturgy of the Word
- Sacrament of Marriage
- Lighting of centre candle
- Offertory Procession
- Eucharistic Prayer
- Our Father
- Nuptial Blessing
- Sign of Peace
- Holy Communion
- Final Blessing
- Signing of the Register
"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition." (Alexander Smith)