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Rabbi Wiko's Ceremony Guide: 

CEREMONY PROCEDURE: (sample only...variable)

1.  The Procession: Rabbi, Full Bridal Party, Groom, Bride

2.  Rabbi's Welcome and opening Blessings

3.  Rabbi's Blessing under the Chupah

4.  Memorial Candle Lighting.......optional

5.  Unity Candle Lighting.....optional

6.  Unity Sand Vase..........optional

7.  Rabbi's Explanation of the Ceremony

8.  Vows of the "engagement".....Rabbi w/Couple

9.  Rabbi's Address to the Couple

10. Readings from....Scripture, Psalms, Poetry, etc...optional

11. Sheva Brachot/Seven Blessings...Rabbi and/or Family

12. Rabbi's Blessing over Wine...couple shares

13. Reading Ketubah......optional

14. Declaration of Marriage Vow/Ring Ceremony

15. Pronouncement of Marriage as valid and binding

16. Glass Breaking........Groom

17. The Kiss.........Bride and Groom

18. Recessional

 

After the Recessional, the Rabbi, Bride, Groom and Witnesses gather for the Signing of the Marriage License and Ketubah.

 

THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN........ENJOY!!!

NOTE: Variations are based on Jewish, Interfaith, Same Sex requirements. When co-officiating with Christian Clergy, their rituals and ceremonial preferences are included.