COORDINATED CEREMONY GUIDE
When you arrive, your day-of coordinator will greet you in the bridal lounge. (You can enter through the unlocked back
entrance and go right in to the lounge).
Your coordinator will review the notes about your wedding party, your ceremony music, ceremony preferences, & processional, to make sure there are no changes or questions before we get started!
Your officiant will also meet with both you and your partner to review your names & other ceremony specifics. You will meet with your officiant separately in most cases, unless you are walking down the aisle together (which more & more folks are doing these days!)
While the bride is getting settled, your front-of-house coordinator will help guests to their seats & pass out celebratory flags before the ceremony gets started!
WHERE TO STAND FOR THE CEREMONY:
Usually the "groom" stands at the front with the officiant, in wait for the "bride" to walk down the aisle. Since we do have a lot of same sex couples, and times have changed a lot there is no rule on how to do this. Either person can stand at the front with the officiant or you can both walk down the aisle together!
WALKING DOWN THE AISLE:
Once everyone is seated & your bridal party is lined up by the coordinator, your coordinator will start the music
(that we will have loaded up onto our iPad).
Your coordinator will open the curtains & cue everyone down the aisle.
Once you get up to the altar at the front, your coordinator will fade the music so the ceremony can start.
Your interfaith officiant will perform your customized ceremony.
NO REHEARSAL NEEDED:
We find that since we do all of the Day-Of ceremony coordination for you, rehearsals are not necessary.
All you need to do is complete your customization questionnaire, then we will pass your preferences on to your coordinator & officiant. Your coordinator will show everyone where to go, what to do, & where to stand.
After the ceremony, your day-of coordinator will play your exit song. You & your new partner can spend a little time in the
bridal lounge to enjoy your first moments as newlyweds!
MAKING IT LEGAL:
Your officiant will be sure to have your two witnesses sign your license
& then mail it in to the state to make it official!
You can obtain the wedding license at any Missouri county courthouse.
You must both go with 2 forms of ID, no more than 30 days
prior to your wedding.
Always check in with your county courthouse for their requirements,
but take a look here for Jackson County marriage license information: