We draw upon the world’s secular and religious traditions,
respecting the perspectives of both doubter and believer.
copy these Planning Points and send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-- this will help me know how to plan the kind of wedding you desire.
0. We have selected this venue or are considering this type of venue in the greater Kansas City area:
1. Wedding date and actual ceremony start time
2. We want the wedding to be
3. As far as religion goes, the ceremony should
4. First Person's legal name, age today, address, phone(s) and email address.
5. Second Person's legal name, age today, address, phone(s) and email address.
6. Wedding party participants --
as best man,
7. If you are presently out of town, when will you both will arrive in Kansas City?
8. How many guests (total everyone) might there be?
9. Will you write your own vows? Yes / No / Maybe
10. Do you want to include
your children in a vow ceremony?
11. Will you exchange rings?
12. Your plans for music: live / recorded / none
13. Your plans for photography:
14. Activities you might want
as part of your ceremony from the two lists below ("Common parts of a wedding
and options") or your own ideas:
Please send me your responses email@example.com as a way of beginning to plan your ceremony the way you would like it to be.
Vow of Parenthood
(Call children forward to hold hands with parents:)Parenthood brings with it a lifetime of unique responsibilities and immeasurable rewards. As a married couple (names), do you celebrate and welcome these children, (children’s names), into your new union and enlarged family, expanding your love and commitment as parents to embrace them fully as your children? WE DO.
(The parents may present their children with flowers
or other gifts such as family
medallions.) Other options include a sand ceremony, a candle-lighting
ceremony, symbolic gifts, and such.