Originally Posted by Sunshine2680
Hi ladies - do you meet with the minister at all before the ceremony? Just to get a general idea of how it flows etc?
My FI and I are thinking of doing our own personal vows - so it would be nice to have this organized ahead of time...
No, you only meet with your WC. We read our own vows and also had a reading that Steve's sister read and we just told Eugenia during our meeting with her when we got down there and she passed that information along to the minister. Everything flowed very well during the ceremony and it was great.
I just watched our video again and this is the order of ours (symbolic):
Opening prayer (very short)
A little speech about marriage and the support of friends and family.
A very short passage from the Bible.
A talk about the importance of marriage and your relationship.
Reading of Corinthians.
The "I Do" Vows
Our own Vows
Exchanging of Rings
Signing of the Certificate (we had a song for this which was suggested on this board and I thought it was nice to have)
Reading by Steve's Sister
Prayer blessing the marriage (again short)
Presentation of Couple & Kiss