The Ceremony

The Ceremony:

The Catholic Marriage Ceremony Without Mass:

Entrance Procession:

  1.  Groom’s Family
    1. Grandparents (Paternal then maternal)
    2. Parents
  2. Bride’s Family
    1. Grandparents (Paternal then maternal)
    2. Mother
  3. Priest, Groom, and Best Man enter Altar
  4. Bridal Party (as couples or just the Bridesmaids)
  5. Flower Girls and Ring Bearers
  6. Maid/Matron of Honor
  7. Bride!

Order of the Mass:

  1. Welcome by Priest
  2. Opening Prayer
  3. First Reading (Old Testament)
  4. Responsorial (Sung)
  5. Second Reading (New Testament)
  6. Alleluia
  7. Gospel (Read by Priest or Deacon)
  8. Homily
  9. The Statement of Intent, Vows, and Rings
  10. Prayers of the Faithful (You can write your own if you wish)
  11. Lord’s Prayer
  12. Sign of Peace
  13. Concluding Rite
  14. Nuptial Blessing
  15. Introduction of the New Couple
  16. Recessional

The Ceremony:

The Catholic Mass with the Marriage Ceremony:

Entrance Procession:

  1.  Groom’s Family
    1. Grandparents (Paternal then maternal)
    2. Parents
  2. Bride’s Family
    1. Grandparents (Paternal then maternal)
    2. Mother
  3. Priest, Groom, and Best Man enter Altar
  4. Bridal Party (as couples or just the Bridesmaids)
  5. Flower Girls and Ring Bearers
  6. Maid/Matron of Honor
  7. Bride!

Order of the Mass:

  1. Welcome by Priest or Deacon
  2. Opening Prayer
  3. First Reading (Old Testament)
  4. Responsorial (Sung)
  5. Second Reading (New Testament)
  6. Alleluia
  7. Gospel (Read by Priest or Deacon)
  8. Homily
  9. The Statement of Intent, Vows, and Rings
  10. Prayers of the Faithful (You can write your own if you wish)
  11. Liturgy of the Eucharist:
  12. Offertory Procession (2 people, no more than 4)
  13. Holy Holy
  14. Memorial Acclamation
  15. Lord’s Prayer
  16. Exchange of Peace
  17. Lamb of God
  18. Communion (option to have both bread and wine or bread only)
    1. Concluding Rite
    2. Nuptial Blessing
    3. Introduction of the New Couple
    4. Recessional

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