Ceremony Types

Click here to see a suggested Civil Wedding Ceremony outline.

The Civil Wedding
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Two separate tapered candles and one Unity candle are lit, symbolizing the uniting of two families and two lives into one.

the unity candle addition
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Couples may incorporate two single red roses into their ceremony, symbolizing their future life together.

the rose addition
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The remembrance of departed family members through a special memorial candle lighting ceremony.

memorial candle addition
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The couple's hands are symbolically 'bound' together by a silk scarf or a rope of flowers to signify the commitment being made by the couple.

binding of the hands
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Different coloured sand grains are poured into a central glass vase, by the couple, or by the couple including family members, to symbolize the joining of the two families and two lives as one. 

the sand addition
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The Renewal of Vows is a non-legal ceremony to renew marriage vows at various milestone anniversaries Other occasions can also be marked by the Renewal of Vows ceremony. There are no licence or witness requirements for a Renewal of Vows ceremony.

renewal of vows
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