(Serving the Amicalola Falls area in the North Georgia Mountains)
The wedding ceremony is made up of 11 different parts. You may choose from the
different parts of the list by going to the blue link above, or, if you prefer,
you can use any of these ready-made ceremonies.
Here are four different types of wedding ceremonies that I like to use. Each one of these is already set up with all of the basic elements.
You may choose one of these or use them as guidelines for forming your own from the nine parts that make up wedding ceremonies.
This is the shortest ceremony and yet contains all of the elements. It is short, sweet, and to the point and does not have any readings, poems, unity or sand ceremony, nor does it have anyone giving or presenting the bride for marriage. You could always add in any of those parts if desired.
This one is longer, with Bible readings and a Unity candle ceremony. It has longer vows that the couple would speak to each other plus it has “Who gives this woman” in it.
This also has a Unity candle ceremony which may be replaced with a sand ceremony instead. The latter is best for outdoor weddings where wind might be an issue. This ceremony also has a prayer and “Who gives this woman” in it.
The final ceremony has both a reading from Kahlil Gibran and a Native American blessing at the end. It has “Who presents this woman” and it has the shortest ring vows of any of them.
The bonus ceremony here was written by one of my brides and the couple was kind enough to give me permission to use it on this site. It has some lovely touches that might appeal to many of you so check it out.
These wedding ceremony choices have been broken down into the broad categories of modern, Christian, traditional and original. These are open to interpretation but were general designations that fit each one to some degree. Use them as guidelines.