Celebrant Script

A big thank you to Ally Yong for sharing with her a sample of her celebrant script.

For those unfamiliar with this, this acts as the transcript of the program of the day. It gives you and your fellow helpers (bridemaids, officiant, and family) to familiarize themselves of what to expect throughout the day.

** Words in pink are meant for you to amend as per your interest.

PART A – The Processional (Presenting the Bride)

The wedding ceremony begins with the Groom, his best man and Celebrant standing in front, facing the guests.

When the bride is ready, the Celebrant will announce the Bride’s entrance

(Mother) will be giving away the bride

and the Processional Song (Endless Love) will begin playing.

 (Endless Love)

{Slow song but builds up to a Grand ending. About 2- 3 minutes long}

The order of entrance will be 3 pairs of Bridesmaid(s) and the Bride comes in with her escort (mother).

The Bride and Groom face the celebrant for the initial portion of the ceremony, then face each other and join both hands for the vows and rings

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PART B  – Introduction & Exchanging of Rings Ceremony


1.         Marry Me-Train

2.         Little things-One Direction

3.         Terrified-Katharine Mcphee

4.         You and Me-Lifehouse

5.         You are my everything- Lena Park

The Celebrant will welcome the guests & explain the significance of the rings.

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The ring in the custody of the Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor.

PART C – Wedding VowsTraditional Vows)
Example:  (Celebrant says to Groom )

[ Groom ], do you take [ Bride ]  to be your Wife? (Groom replies “I do”)

Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her forevermore? (Groom replies “I do”)

This is followed  by the exchanging of rings where the Groom will repeat after the Celebrant a pledge as he wears the ring on the Bride’s finger

(i.e. With this ring, I take you as my wife, to have & to hold, from this day forward, till death do us part)

The Bride will then be asked in a similar fashion.

The Celebrant will then pronounce you husband and wife & you may kiss the bride.

PART  D – Marriage Certificate Signing Ceremony (You need a registrar for this)

The Celebrant will then lead you to the table for the signing ceremony.

(The bride sits on the Groom’s right, facing the guests, the witnesses will also sit at the table to sign the wedding certificate)

The Celebrant will announce you officially Mr & Mrs (Groom’s name)

PART  E- Cake Cutting

1.    Jason Chen-Marry Me
2.    All my Life-KC & Jojo
3.    Nothing’s gonna change my love for you
4.    Plain White’s T – 1234
5.    Plain White’s T-Rhythm of Love

The Newlyweds shall proceed to cut the wedding cake.

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PART F – Champagne Pouring

The Newlyweds will proceed to the pouring of champagne ceremony.

The Celebrant will share a little about the significance of this ceremony.

PART G – Toast by Speech by Mother of the bride

The Mum of the bride will prepare a short speech & toast, 

1. Introduce herself

2. Short Speech

3. Invite the guests to offer a toast to the newlyweds. Toast to Health, Prosperity & Success.

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PART H – Presentation of the Newlyweds:

The Celebrant will say a few words of encouragement to the Newlyweds before

 proudly presenting the NEW, Mr & Mrs [Groom's name] !!!!!

Everyone Claps and audience pops the party poppers while the Recessional Song plays and the couple heads back up the aisle.

 The Bride gets her flowers back from her Maid/Matron of Honor, and you both turn to face the guests.

 Then the recessional music begins and the couple heads back up the aisle.   Recessional song ( I Do, Colbie Caillat  )

 Does the Bride want to throw her bouquet of flowers?

YES [  ] NO [  ]

Summary of wedding format & choice selections (Sample)

Groom’s Full Name :

Groom’s Informal Name :

Bride’s Full Name :

Bride’s Informal Name :

Wedding Date :

Colors / Theme :

PART A – The Processional (Presenting the Bride)

Name  of processional song/music : Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

PART B – Exchanging of Rings Ceremony

1.         Marry Me-Train

2.         Little things-One Direction

3.         Terrified-Katharine Mcphee

4.         You and Me-Lifehouse

5.         You are my everything- Lena Park

 Rings are in the custody of (Best man)

 

PART C – Wedding Vows

Wedding vows

PART  D – Marriage Certificate Signing Ceremony

Name & relationship of Witness 1:

Name & relationship of Witness 2:

PART  E- Cake Cutting

1.         Jason Chen-Marry Me

2.         All my Life-KC & Jojo

3.         Nothing’s gonna change my love for you

4.         Plain White’s T – 1234

5.         Plain White’s T-Rhythm of Love

PART F – Champagne Pouring

PART G – Toast  & Speech by Mother of the Bride

1. Toast and Speech by mother of the bride

PART H – Presentation of the Newlyweds & Recessional

Name  of recessional song/music  : I DO by Colbie Caillat

Does the Bride want to throw her bouquet of flowers? (Yes)

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