Types of Wedding Ceremonies

Most people think when it comes to wedding ceremonies that there are two types to choose from – religious or civil, when in fact there are many more types that may better suit you and your partner’s needs. Here are six different types of wedding ceremonies for you to think about:


If you practice your faith, and religion is a strong aspect of your life, it’s likely that you will want to get married in a religious ceremony. Prior to becoming a Licensed Marriage Commissioner in the Province of Manitoba Jeannette was a minister of religion. She has a wealth of experience and resources to create and officiate over religious ceremonies.


If you and your partner have different religions, instead of getting married within a place of worship for just one, an interfaith ceremony allows you to celebrate both. As a Marriage Commissioner with a specialty in writing interfaith marriage ceremonies Jeannette will guide you in shaping your ceremony to reflect both of your religions or cultural practises.


A non-denominational ceremony will mention God and reflect some spirituality but without alluding to any one God or religion. This is a great alternative for couples who have a general religious or spiritual belief but who do not prescribe to one church or religion.


This is a non-religious ceremony conducted at a venue of the wedding couples’ choices. Usually includes an in-person concept consultation with the marriage commissioner and follow up email or telephone conversations to complete the marriage ceremony. Lots of scope for personalisation in a civil ceremony for writing your own vows, selecting readings and cultural practises.


Humanism is the belief that we can be good and loving members of society without needing to adhere to any religious codes, but simply following the strong moral codes of society. Humanist weddings are becoming more and more popular, as they ceremony focuses on the couple and allows for significant personalisation.


Same-sex marriage is the marriage of two persons of the same sex or gender. Same-sex marriage ceremonies can be religious, inter-faith, non-denominational, civil or humanist.

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