Civil Ceremonies are less restrictive with structure and music choice than a standard church ceremony. No two ceremonies need be alike, and you can really let your creative juices flow.
We have provided a sample ceremony structure, complete with suggested points where music can be played. Please note that this is not set in stone - civil ceremony structure will vary between couples and celebrants. Please browse our repertoire for possible song choices. You may wish to stay within a purely secular selection of works, or keep some or all of the spiritually themed music of a church wedding.
If you would like help in picking a selection of songs, simply let us know.
Sample Civil Ceremony Format
Processional - with music
Opening Words of the Officiant
The Giving in Marriage (Optional)
Opening Prayer or Reading
Definition of Marriage
Exchange of Rings
Reading or Music
Lighting of Unity Candle - with music
Declaration of Marriage
Signing of the Register - with music
Introduction of Newlyweds
Recessional - with music