Wedding Planning Guide

 

Outline of a Wedding Mass {Catholic + Catholic}

 

Procession with hymn

 

Altar server with the cross

Priest

Groom [alone or escorted by his parent(s)]

Couples of the wedding party (in reverse order)

Maid (or Matron) of Honor & Best Man

Ring bear

Flower girl

Bride escorted by her parent(s)

 

Welcome

 

Opening Prayer or Collect

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloria (except Advent & Lent)

 

First Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsorial Psalm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alleluia Verse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homily

 

Questions of Intent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange & Reception of Vows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessing of Rings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Universal Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation of the Gifts

 

Prayer Over the Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eucharistic Preface

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuptial Blessing after Lord's Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign of Peace

 

Communion

 

Prayer after Communion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Blessing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction of the Couple

  • I am proud to introduce to you for the first time: Mr. & Mrs. John Doe

  • I am proud to introduce to you for the first time: John & Jan Doe

 

Recession with hymn

 

Server with the cross

Bride & Groom

Wedding Party

Ring Bear & Flower Girl

Parents of the Bride & Groom (optional)

Priest

 

Receiving Line (front steps or vestibule)

 

Outline of a Wedding Without a Mass {Catholic + Non Catholic}

 

Procession with hymn

 

Altar server with the cross

Priest

Groom [alone or escorted by his parent(s)]

Couples of the wedding party (in reverse order)

Maid (or Matron) of Honor & Best Man

Ring bear

Flower girl

Bride escorted by her parent(s)

 

Welcome

 

Opening Prayer or Collect

 

First Reading

 

Responsorial Psalm

 

Second Reading

 

Alleluia Verse

 

Gospel Reading

 

Homily

 

Questions of Intent

 

Exchange & Reception of Vows

 

Blessing of Rings

 

Universal Prayer

 

Nuptial Blessing after Lord's Prayer

 

Final Blessing

 

Introduction of the Couple

  • I am proud to introduce to you for the first time: Mr. & Mrs. John Doe

  • I am proud to introduce to you for the first time: John & Jan Doe

 

Recession with hymn

 

Server with the cross

Bride & Groom

Wedding Party

Ring Bear & Flower Girl

Parents of the Bride & Groom (optional)

Priest

 

Receiving Line (front steps or vestibule)

 

Wedding Selection Worksheets
 

(to be filled out and turned into Fr. Tim)

"[Adam] said: 'This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh ...' That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body." -Genesis 2:23-24