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Ceremony Types

Click here to see a suggested Civil Wedding Ceremony outline.

The Civil Wedding

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

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

the rose addition

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

memorial candle addition

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

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

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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