I don't remember who asked now, but yes, the minister uses a microphone, so everyone can hear the whole ceremony. I don't have the whole ceremony script, but here's the vows and some info Beverly sent me before I went.... We wrote our own ceremony script and the minister used that instead... Here's the standard he uses, unless you give him something else:
The minister will say this part and you will answer by saying â€˜I Doâ€™
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here together in the sight of God and in the presence of these witnesses to gather in marriage----- ------.
The apostle Paul in his writing declared that marriage is a Holy estate instituted by God.
Therefore, it ought not to be entered into unadvisably or likely, but reverently, respectfully and in the love of God.
Into this honorable estate these two have know come to be joined.
Give eed (listen carefully) therefore to the question I ask you
------- ---, Do you take------ to be your wedded wife/husband to have and to hold from this day onward for better, for worst, for richer , for poorer in sickness and in health, to love, honor and to cherish until you are parted by death. You will respond by saying â€˜I Doâ€™
Then you will repeat the vow after the minister.
After the vow you will have the Exchange of rings
-----/--- I give you this ring as a token of the covenants made between this day and as a pledge of our neutral love in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Then you kiss the bride
After this, the blessing will be done
Then we have the signing of marriage certificate.
ORDER OF CEREMONY
Greeting & Prayer
Exchange of Vows
Exchange of Rings
Signing of Register
Cutting of the wedding Cake
First dance of the bride and groom