Wedding Officiate Planning Guide

The first step in our Blessed Day Weddings Planning Guide is to complete the basic information which will be used by Kyle as well as any event staff that may need to utilize the guide as a ‘quick reference’. Let’s start with the easy stuff:

Bride & Groom: 
Email Address: 
Wedding Date: 
Rehearsal Date:

Ceremony:

The ceremony is very important and Blessed Day Weddings has several types of ceremonies for you review and choose one that will most closely speak to you. Kyle will also work with you to make your ceremony personalized to your desires. Most ceremonies are an average of 25 minutes long.

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Humor

Opening Announcements

Processional
Lighting of Candles
Bridal March
Opening Prayer
With us in Spirit
Welcome & Remarks
Readings/Scripture
Recognizing their children

Blessing by FamilyUnity Candle/Special Blessing
Vows:  write their own and repeat after me

Exchange of Rings
Pronouncement of Marriage Presentation:  Mr. & Mrs.

Processional Order

Rev. Kyle-On platform
Grandparents
Groom’s parents
Bride’s parents
Groom
Groom & groomsmen
Groomsmen & bride’s maids
Ring bearer
Flower girls
Bride & father/mother

Recessional Order

Bride & Groom
Ring Bearer & Flower Girl
Groomsmen & Bride’s Maids 

Parents & Grandparents remain seated

Items to bring to your wedding ceremony

Marriage license
Candles
Rings
Items for special blessings
Balance of honorarium

Marriage License

You can obtain your marriage license at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office of any county in the state.  It’s best if you can both go to the county, and have your driver’s license with you.  No other ID is required. 

Be prepared to supply the place of birth (city and state) of each of your parents.  In the event that one of you cannot go to the county – if, for instance, one of you lives out of state – then the county office has a provision for this, known as an Absentee Affidavit.  Go online or call the county and ask how you obtain the document.

If you are widowed or divorced, you must provide the exact date (month, day and year) and location of your spouse’s death or of your divorce.  If you are divorced you also must provide:

  • the location (city and state) of your divorce;
  • the type of court (district, superior, circuit, etc.) in which your divorce proceeding occurred; and
  • a certified copy of your divorce decree if your divorce was final within 30 days preceding the date you apply for a marriage license.

When you pick up your license, ask the clerk how or when you can get a couple of certified copies of the license, which you can use for name-change purposes.  At your ceremony, the license will be signed by the bride and groom, two witnesses (often, this is your best man and maid of honor), and myself.  

Note to Bride

There is inconsistency with the various counties as to whether you sign the license with your maiden name or your married name.  The truth is, signing with either name is acceptable to the county, but the DMV prefers you sign with your maiden name. 

Some brides who signed with their married name have had trouble with the DMV changing their name on their driver’s license.  One more tip about changing your name: It seems to work best if you change your name with Social Security before you change your driver’s license. .

After your ceremony, mail the license back to the county and the county will return it to you a week or so later.  For more information and to locate a County Clerk & Recorder’s Office near you, go online and search for (county name) Colorado Marriage License.

Download Our Colorado Wedding Planning Guide