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XP Help with ceremony timeline vows etc.

Hi ladies, I need some help coordinating our wedding ceremony from start to finish. Since I've never been to many weddings recently, I'm stumped on how things shoud go in order

Bride walks down aisle
Officiant introduces the ceremony and welcomes guests
Our own personalized reading we wrote. Officiant will read it.
Sand Ceremony with our parents
"I Do's"
Wedding Vows repeated after officiant
Exchange of Rings
Declaration of Marriage

Should the "I Do's" go after the vows or before?
So far, I have it looking like this....

Officiant:
"Groom/Bride do you take Groom/Bride to be your husband/wife? Will you love, honor and cherish................."
Bride/Groom: "I do"

Officiant has us repeat after him:

"I, ___, take you, ___, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us partI promise to love and cherish you unconditionally all the days of my life."


Officiant: "May I have the rings, please? " "The ring is a symbol of unity into which your two lives are now joined in an unbroken circle; in which, wherever you go, you will return to one another.

groom/bride] "I offer this ring as a symbol of my love and devotion. Let it always be a reminder of my vows to you. "

Declaration of marriage and kiss

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