Planning Your Ceremony

WEDDING  PLANNING FORM

Complete this form and return it to Rev. Amy to help facilitate the planning of your ceremony.  After our initial consultation and agreement to proceed, a $100 deposit (toward the total fee) confirms your date and time.  Include any additional information you want me to incorporate into your ceremony.  Unless you are choosing the minimal civil ceremony, at our consultation I learn about you both as people, your relationship, beliefs, story, preferences, etc. to customize your ceremony.

Bride’s
Full name now: ______________________________________________SS#________________________
Married before?___________ .                      Divorce Date __________________________
Names of children/ages_____________________________________________________
Bride’s  Birthdate___________________ Bride’s Birthplace_________________________
Prefers to be called (in ceremony): ____________________________________________
Email Address: ____________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________
Home Phone: _________________________________________________________
Work/Cell Phone: _________________________________________________________

Groom’s
Full Name:
___________________________________________________SS#_______________________
Married before?___________ .                      Divorce Date __________________________
Names of children/ages_____________________________________________________
Bride’s  Birthdate___________________ Bride’s Birthplace_________________________
Prefers to be called (in ceremony): ____________________________________________
Email Address: ____________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________
Home Phone: _________________________________________________________
Work/Cell Phone: ________________________________________________________

Address after marriage, if different: _____________________________________________________________

The Ceremony:
Ceremony Day & Date:___________________________________________________
Ceremony Time: ________________________________________________________
Ceremony Location: _____________________________________________________

(Please include a map, if complicated)

First Witness:
Name: _______________________­­­_________________________________Age_____
Second Witness:
Name: ________________________________________________________Age____

Maid of Honor/Bridesmaids: 1st names:

Best Man/Groomsmen: 1st names:

Will the bride be presented? _____ Name /relationship of presenter: _______________________________________________________________________

Will the groom be presented? ____ Name /relationship of presenter? ________________________________________________________________________

Will rings be exchanged? ________ Single ring or double ring ceremony? _____________

What married names do you choose to be presented as? _________________________________________________________________________

Date of license: _____________ ,  County/state of license: _________________________

How did you learn about my services? _________________________________________________________________________

Music:
Recorded?_______       Or live music?                                        __
Electricity & location? ______________________________________
What microphones are available?_______________________________
Who will play recorded music?__________________________________

Title                     Singer(s)         Musician(s)
Prelude:
Attendants’ Entry:
Processional:
Songs During Ceremony:

Recessional:
Postlude:

Other participants in the service: (Name, relationship, type of participation, etc.)
Ushers:
Flower Girl Name:                                                                    Age?
Ring Bearer Name:                                                                  Age?
Readings:
What?
By Whom?
Acknowledgements:  (Parents? Children? Deceased?)
Other?

Other:
How many are expected to attend? ______________
Will there be a Microphone for Officiant?
What Type of Mic?
______________________________

Outdoor Weddings:
Will there be seating for guests? _________________
Is there power for the mics? ______________________________
Is the ceremony area:
Paved? ____, Grass? _____, Sand? _____, Sheltered?______ Other? ___________________

Other preferences or special arrangements:

Favorite scriptures, passages, poems?
Style of Ceremony:
Non-denominational (more “spiritual” than “religious”) ___, Traditional ___,  Civil____, Other _____

Portions of the Ceremony:       Only the Question of Intent, the Vows, and the Pronouncement are required..  Check others you wish to include.

Presentation                                                                                                                  _____
Opening Words  (Meaning & value of love & marriage)                                                _____
Readings  (Favorite poems, scriptures, supporting statements)                                 _____
Question of Intent  (Ask intention to create loving, lasting marriage)                           __X__
The Vows  (Couples promise one another)                                                                  __X__
The Rings  (Blessing &/or exchange of rings as symbols of promises made)            _____
The Blessing  (Call for divine support in the marriage, the blessing of family)             _____
The Announcement or Declaration  (Pronounced husband & wife)                                  X__
The Closing Words  (Statement of expectation for the future)                                      _____
Inclusion of Children  (Acknowledge them, Play a role)                                                 _____
Inclusion of Family  (Acknowledgement, Play a role)                                                    _____
Candle Lighting  (Candle of unity, couple or family)                                                      _____
The Rose Ceremony  (Exchange of roses as reminder of love for future)                   _____
Unity Sand Ceremony                                                                                                    _____
Other______________________________________________________________________   There are many ethnic, family, cultural, personal or religious customs you may wish to honor.  Please describe:

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