A Meeting for Worship
To Celebrate the joining of
Bride's Name and Groom's Name
Date and Time
Inside Page 1
Explanation of the ceremony: A member of the meeting will explain the Quaker ceremony traditions to wedding guests.
All in attendance participate in silent worship and meditation.
When the couple feels moved to do so, they will rise, take each other by the hand, and exchange vows and rings before God and their friends.
The couple then signs the marriage certificate (to be presented and read aloud by Groom's father).
Return to silent worship from which all are welcome to share as they are moved, leaving a period of silence for reflection between messages. Brief, heartfelt words are often best; songs, poems, and even humor are acceptable. You may find you are called to speak of the joys, challenges, and richness of married life.
Bride's Name and Groom's Name signify the end of the meeting by shaking hands with each other and with the wedding guests.
All present are asked to sign the wedding certificate as witnesses.
Optional Note for Back Cover
All are welcome to a reception immediately following the wedding.
[Directions to the reception site]
Thank you for all of your love and support!
-- Groom's Name
and Bride's Name
[switching the order from the front, indicating that they are equal partners]
-- Special thanks to Sally Campbell, Downtown Manhattan Friends Meeting, New York City