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Melinda
Devoted September 2017 Ontario

Ceremony order

Melinda, on August 22, 2017 at 09:03 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 16
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At what point in the ceremony are you doing the signing of the register and the kiss? I've seen it two ways in example ceremonies:

- vows, rings, sign register, get pronounced husband & wife, kiss, walk out

-vow, rings, kiss, get pronounced husband and wife, sign register, walk out

Just curious what order other people are planning for their ceremonies.

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Latest activity by Vinod, on January 1, 2018 at 11:05
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    The first order is what we went through.
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  • Alexa
    Devoted July 2018 Alberta
    Alexa ·
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    The first one is what I was thinking lol
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  • Melinda
    Devoted September 2017 Ontario
    Melinda ·
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    I think this will be how we do it . I like that the last thing we do is be pronounced husband and wife and have that "you may now kiss" moment!

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  • Vanessa
    Expert August 2018 Manitoba
    Vanessa ·
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    I never even thought of this but now that I think of it at my cousins wedding I believe they took a short break to sign the register before kissing. I will definitely have to ask the officiant what they do.

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
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    Signing the register is a legal part so I don't know why it wasn't included in anything you saw online. We are most likely going to have to do it during the ceremony as we aren't seeing each other beforehand.


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  • Joey
    WeddingWire Admin May 2015 Maryland
    Joey ·
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    In the last wedding I attended it was vows, rings, sign, pronounce, kiss. Do you have a preference? What does your officiant recommend?

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  • Daphne
    Super July 2017 British Columbia
    Daphne ·
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    We did signing, pronounce, kiss.
    You aren't legally married until the register is signed, so pronouncing before signing wouldn't work.
    In the jewish religion the signing is done before the ceremony (and you are technically legally married at that point), so in that case, they pronounce at the end of the ceremony.
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  • B
    Super August 2017 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    We did vows rings signing kiss pronouncement. The officiant did it that way, I never even thought about it
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  • Tiffany
    Devoted October 2017 Ontario
    Tiffany ·
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    I went to a wedding this past weekend and it was vows, ring, signing, pronounced husband and wife, kiss and then a big group picture!
    It was a backyard wedding - and the officiant forgot to put the pen at the area they were signing... so they just ended up signing after the ceremony. but they still went over to sign during the ceremony as they didn't know at the time there wasn't a pen! No one knew any different. Smiley laugh they laughed about it !

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  • Maegan
    Super July 2018 British Columbia
    Maegan ·
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    We are considering signing the register earlier in the day and just skip that part in the ceremony. We are trying to keep it as short as possible becauase it will be outdoors and hot out. If we do keep it im not sure what order we will do. Maybe vows- rings-kiss-signing-prouncement? Ill have to think on it.
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  • Melinda
    Devoted September 2017 Ontario
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    I'm leaning towards that too. I feel like the kiss should be at the end, that's the big event!

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  • Melinda
    Devoted September 2017 Ontario
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    Ok, that's what I thought too. I googled it and a lot of ceremony samples don't have the signing at all, which I thought was a legal part of it.

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  • Melinda
    Devoted September 2017 Ontario
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    That is what I originally planned and then my brother sent me a copy of his ceremony from 2 years ago and they did the signing at the very end so I started doubting the order. In my mind, "you may now kiss the bride" seems like it should be the very last thing, so the register signing should be before that. It seems like I'm getting so indecisive about these little things the closer I get to the date. They don't matter but for some reason I am so focused on them!

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  • Lesley
    Super September 2017 Manitoba
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    I think we'll be signing the register and then being pronounced. I feel its a bit anticlimactic the other way.

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    I'm not sure yet. We have a sample of our ceremony coming our way soon so we'll figure it out then. Most weddings I have been to have been the first option.

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  • Sasha
    Super October 2017 Ontario
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    I think we will do the vows, rings, signing and then pronounce us. I think the weddings I have been to have been that way so I'll probably just do that haha
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