This is when the wedding party makes its grand entrance. Your procession may include parents, grandparents, bridesmaids and groomsmen, flower girls and ring bearers, etc. It's entirely up to you how involved it is.
The Invocation acts as the "opening paragraph" of the wedding. Guests are welcomed, and the officiant addresses the couple and emphasizes the importance of the commitment you are both about to make.
Also known as the "I do's," this is one of the few semi-mandatory parts of a wedding ceremony. Participants are asked whether they are there of their own free will and whether they understand the significance of the promises they are making.
Many couples choose to include additional features such as a unity candle, a wine ceremony, a sand ceremony, etc. I will work with you to find the ritual that fits best both with your own personal beliefs and with the flow of your wedding ceremony.
Whether you choose to write your own vows to one another or you go with a standard "Repeat after me" format, the vows and the exchanging of rings are a beautiful part of any wedding service.
The officiant officially pronounces you married, you seal your vows with a kiss, and the bridal party exits in the reverse order in which they entered. There's nothing left to it but the reception!