Wedding ceremony planning template - Catholic, without Mass

This is an order-of-service template for a Catholic wedding service that does not include a Mass - though it can easily be adapted to many types of liturgical Christian marriage ceremony.

The worksheet has one line for each item that typically occurs in a wedding service, and space to record the specific details: what readings and hymns, who is doing them, what key the music is in, etc.   It can be used along side other wedding planning advice sites/guidelines which give advice about choosing specific items for your ceremony.

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About this template

This form is designed so that: everything fits on one page, and very major item is listed - so anyone can see at a glance what happens when.

It is is particularly intended for:

  • The bride and groom, and whoever is helping them to plan the liturgical details of their wedding service
  • Musicians who need to know what they need to play / sing, and when it occurs in the service
  • Audio visual and other technical people, who need to know what equipment is needed where and when
  • Photographers, who want to know exactly which parts of the service pictures are needed in.

And it may be useful for other people who have a role in the service but are nervous about knowing exactly when they need to carry it out etc.

The listing is based on a standard order of service published by the United States Catholic Bishops. You must also consult your own celebrant about what is required and / or possible in your parish / diocese / country, as there are some variations.

Please do change the template to suit your needs - the Microsoft Word version is for this, while the PDF version will always print nicely.

Make a copy of the template by right-clicking on these icons, and choosing the option (eg save target as, save file as) to save the file into your computer.


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