The central part is the Exchange of vows/promises and ring(s), after which the Minister declares you to be husband and wife. Around that are hymns, readings from the Bible and prayers. At the end of the service the Bridal Party sign the Marriage Schedule, before processing out of church.
The Minister who is conducting the service has the final decision on its shape and content, but is happy to consider requests for particular hymns, readings or for a friend or relative to read.
A copy of the usual form of vows can be viewed on our website HERE. You will have the opportunity to pick which set of vows you wish to take.
It is a matter of choice, and budget, whether you have a printed Order of Service. The Order of Service sheet should indicate the contents to your wedding ceremony (Hymns, Prayers, Readings, Vows, etc). The minister will be happy to outline this for you.
If you have a printed Order of Service it may be necessary for you to obtain permission from the Copyright-holder to reproduce the words of hymns. It is advisable to let the Minister see a copy of the draft Order of Service before going to print.
Order of Service
A sample Order of Service is set out below:
Bridal Entry Music - Highland Cathedral
Welcome & Call to Worship
1st Hymn - Love Divine, all loves excelling
Exchange of vows
Giving and receiving of rings
Declaration of marriage
Marriage blessing & prayer
Message - Rev Scott Cameron
2nd Hymn - Be thou my vision
Signing of Register