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A01 Select and explain the important aspects of a Christian Wedding

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Introduction

A01 - Select and explain the important aspects of a Christian Wedding On arrival of the bride at the front of the church, the Minister begins the ceremony by welcoming the congregation. The couple will already have discussed with the minister whether a hymn is to be sung or the Minister will do a reading. The couple will stand together in front of the Minister while he introduces them to the congregation and explains the meaning of marriage to them. ...read more.

Middle

The Minister asks the couple's families to support and uphold them in the marriage in the years to come. The Minister asks the congregation to pray silently and asks God to bless the couple. A reading from the Bible follows the prayer. The Minister says the vows for the couple to repeat while they hold hands. The wording of the vows can vary depending on the service which has already been opted for. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Minister says a short prayer which is about Father, Son and Holy Spirit being with the couple always. Sometimes the register is signed after the Minister has declared them husband and wife but it is more usual to sign it after the prayer about the Trinity. While music is being played to the congregation, the bride and groom, together with two witnesses, usually the best man and chief bridesmaid, go into a side room to sign the register. They then receive their marriage certificate which is legally binding. ...read more.

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