Filipino wedding ceremonies (2023)

A Traditional ceremony a contains Die cabo, velo mi coins

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Officials: We are gathered here today before the eyes of God to celebrate one of the best moments in life: the union of two hearts.

In today's ceremony we witness the union of the BRIDE/BRIDE and the BRIDE/BRIDE in marriage.

If there is someone present who has a reason why this couple should not meet, speak up now or remain silent forever.

Who is giving this man/woman in marriage today? (Optional)

Father of the BRIDE/GROOM: Yes.

Officer: Today we gather to witness the union of these two lives. For them, the extraordinary happened outside the routine of everyday life. They met, fell in love and ended up getting married today. Romance is fun but true love is so much more and it is your desire to love each other for a lifetime and that is what we are celebrating here today.

A good marriage must be created.

In marriage, the "little" things are the big ones.

You are never too old to hold hands.

It means remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.

Never go to sleep angry.

It sticks together and takes on the world.

Speak words of appreciation and show gratitude in a thoughtful way.

He has the ability to forgive and forget.

It provides an atmosphere in which everyone can grow.

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It is a shared search for the good and the beautiful.

It's not just about marrying the right person, it's about being the right partner.

rosas ceremony

Reign: The love that the GROOM/BRIDE and the GROOM/BRIDE have for each other is a seed that their parents planted in their hearts years ago, and it has blossomed today. Today, as they embrace each other in their love, they also embrace the families gathered on this joyous occasion. As a symbol of their love for their families, GROOM/BRIDE and GROOM/BRIDE want to gift these roses to their mothers as a symbol of their everlasting love so that they will remember them and may you always be in their hearts.

(Instructions: GROOM/BRIDE and GROOM/BRIDE present a flower first to the GROOM/BRIDE's mother and then to the GROOM/BRIDE's mother.)


Officials: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Love is patient; love is kind; Love is not jealous, proud, arrogant or rude. He does not follow his own path; he is not irritable or resentful; he does not rejoice in falsehood, but he rejoices in the truth. Everything supports, everything believes, everything waits, everything supports. Love never ends

velo ceremony

Officers: GROOM/BRIDE and GROOM/BRIDE I ask SPONSORS and SPONSORS to join us in veiling them to dress them together. Let this be a symbol of the unwavering love you have for each other. Through the years, let the veil remind you that you belong to each other and to no one else. (Instructions: SPONSOR will secure the veil to the GROOM/BRIDE's right shoulder while SPONSOR will place the veil on the GROOM'S/BRIDE's head and secure to the left side of the veil.)

cabo ceremony

Officiant: GROOM/BRIDE and GROOM/BRIDE I invite SPONSOR and SPONSOR to put a rope over you. This cord symbolizes an infinite bond of love that you share that keeps your relationship strong in the face of adversity, as well as that the two of you are no longer two but one in marriage. May this cord remind you to bravely face life together and support each other in fulfilling your duties and responsibilities as a couple. And may your love grow stronger and unite you even more through the years.

(Instructions: SPONSOR will place the rope over the GROOM/BRIDE's head and place it on their shoulders, while SPONSOR will place the rope over the GROOM/BRIDE's head and place it on their shoulders.)

coin ceremony

Officer: Now we are going to exchange the coins. Instructions: The SPONSOR delivers the pillow with the coins to the Officiant. Originally, the man was understood as a "family winner" and the woman as a "housewife", so coins were not given and received in a spirit of reciprocity, but in a give and take relationship. Today the coins are a reminder of the good stewardship of all couples; that they will support each other, their children and the world around them. May God bless these coins that symbolize mutual support and responsibility.

Officer/Groom/Bride: Instructions: The Officer drops the coins into the hands of the GROOM/BRIDE. The GROOM/BRIDE then tosses the coins into the GROOM's/BRIDE's hands. The GROOM/BRIDE then places his hand on the GROOM/BRIDE and then lets the coins fall back into his hands. Finally, the BRIDE/GROOM delivers the coins to Tuan (godfather) to keep. The officiant leads and the BRIDE/GROOM repeats after him/her.

"BRIDEGROOM/BRIDE, I give you this Arrhae as a token of my commitment to your welfare."

BOYFRIEND / BRIDE: I accept them and I also promise my devotion to you, the care of our home and the well-being of our children.

distance Von velo mi cabo

Officer: I would like to ask the secondary sponsors to remove their lanyard and veil.

Exchange Von oath

Officiant/GROOM/BRIDE: Instructions: GROOM/BRIDE and GROOM/BRIDE stand facing each other and holding hands. Alan leads and BOYFRIEND/BRIDE follows:

I, BOYFRIEND / BRIDE, take you BOYFRIEND / BRIDE to be my husband / wife, my partner in life and my only true love. I will treasure our friendship and love you today, tomorrow and always.

I will trust you and honor you.

I will laugh with you and cry with you.

i will love you faithfully

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Through the best and the worst

Through the hard and the easy.

No matter what happens, I will always be there.

How I gave you my hand to hold

So I give you my life to keep

Officer/BOYFRIEND/BRIDE Direction: Alan directs and BOYFRIEND/BOYFRIEND follows:

I, BOYFRIEND / BRIDE, take you BOYFRIEND / BRIDE to be my husband / wife, my partner in life and my only true love. I will treasure our friendship and love you today, tomorrow and always.

I will trust you and honor you.

I will laugh with you and cry with you.

i will love you faithfully

Through the best and the worst

Through the hard and the easy.

No matter what happens, I will always be there.

How I gave you my hand to hold

So I give you my life to keep


Officers: GROOM/BRIDE, do you accept the GROOM/BRIDE as your husband/wife?


Police Officer: Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect them, leaving everyone else and just being with them forever?



Officials: BOYFRIEND/BRIDE Do you accept that the BOYFRIEND/BRIDE is your husband/wife?


Police Officer: Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect them, leaving everyone else and just being with them forever?


Exchange Von Light

Official: Instructions: (sponsor) present the rings to the official. Lord, bless and consecrate this GROOM/BRIDE and GROOM/BRIDE in their mutual love. May these rings be a symbol of his true belief in each other and always remind you of his love.

I BOYFRIEND/BRIDE, take you, BOYFRIEND/BRIDE, to my husband/wife – to have and to keep, in sickness and in health, in riches and in poorer, in better times and in worse, and I promise you My love. And with this ring I will take you as my husband/wife as long as we both live.

Officer/BRIDE/BOYFRIEND Direction: Alan leads and BOYFRIEND/BRIDE follows: I BOYFRIEND/BRIDE, take you BOYFRIEND/BRIDE to be my husband/wife. To have and to keep, in sickness and in health, for the rich or for the poor, in joy and in sadness, and I promise you my love. And with this ring I will take you as my husband/wife as long as we both live."

blessing Von Die Thousand

Officials: GROOM/BRIDE, face the GROOM/BRIDE and hold their hands palms up.

These are the hands of your best friend, young, strong and full of love, holding yours on your wedding day, as he promises to love you all the days of his life.

These are the hands that will work by your side as you build your future together, as you laugh and cry, as you share your most intimate secrets and dreams.

These are the hands that will work long hours for you and your new family.

These are the hands you will passionately love and cherish for years to come, for a lifetime of happiness.

These are the hands that will wipe the tears from your eyes over and over again: tears of sadness and tears of joy.

These are the hands that hold each child with tender love, easing them in sickness and pain, supporting and encouraging them on their journey, and knowing when it is time to let go.

These are the hands that hold you strong as you fight through difficult times.

These are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick or when you are in distress. God bless those hands you see before you today. May they always embrace each other. Give them the strength to persevere through the storms of stress and the darkness of disappointment. Keep them tender and gentle as you nurture each other in your wonderful love. Help these hands to continue building a relationship rich in affection and dedication in their search for perfection. May the GROOM/BRIDE and GROOM/BRIDE see your four hands as healers, protectors, protectors, and guides.

Turning on Von Die Unit Vela

Officer: Today they have decided to share the rest of their lives together. This beautiful union is now symbolized by the lighting of the Unity Candle. The candle you will light is a wedding candle.

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The individual candles represent all that you are and all that you have been up to now. It is a unity candle because both candles must come together to create the new light. Your fire is wonderful because it represents the light of two lovers. This candle is also an engagement candle because it takes two people working together to keep it burning. love is like a flame; it has the heat of passion, it is constantly changing, its brilliance is visible to all, and together you must prevent it from dying. GROOM/BRIDE and GROOM/BRIDE, light the middle candle to symbolize the union of your lives.

Officer: Today, as you light this candle, may the brightness of the flame shine throughout your life. May the brilliance of that one light be a testament to your unity. May this candle burn brightly as a symbol of your love and connection to each other. The life that each of you has now individually experienced will come together later when the two of you become one.


Officiant: Bless their marriage, O God, as they begin the journey of their lives together.

We don't know what awaits us in terms of twists and turns. But help them make the most of what comes their way.

Help them continue to rejoice as they did when they first met. Help them to see that nothing and no one is perfect and to look for the good in everything and everyone, including themselves.

Help them respect the likes and dislikes, opinions and beliefs, hopes, dreams, and fears of others, even if they don't always understand them.

Help them learn from each other and grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Help them see that no matter what happens to them, they stick together and know that things can get better.

Help them create a peaceful and stable home of love for their children as a foundation on which to build their lives.

Above all, dear God, help them to keep burning the torch of love that they now share, so that with their loving example they transmit the light of love to their children and grandchildren forever.


For your relationship to work, it needs love. This is the essence of your marriage and why you are here today.

It will take trust to know that in your hearts you truly want the best for each other.

It will take dedication to stay open to each other, and to learn and grow together.

It will take trust to move forward together without knowing exactly what the future holds.

And it will take commitment to stay true to the journey you both committed to today.

By the power that has been given to me, I now declare you. 🇧🇷 🇧🇷 🇧🇷 🇧🇷 🇧🇷

That Kiss


I would like to introduce you to the happy couple.

(Video) offering and putting the veil and cord



What is the sequence of Filipino wedding ceremony? ›

Today, a typical Filipino wedding consists of the following rituals: a candle lighting, a coin blessing, a veiling, the tying of the nuptial cord, as well as the throwing of rice grains.

How long is a Filipino wedding ceremony? ›

Historical overview. A typical ancient traditional Filipino wedding, during pre-colonial times, is held for three days and was officiated by a babaylan, a tribal priest or priestess. The house of the babaylan was the ceremonial center for the nuptial.

Who pays for Filipino wedding traditions? ›

Traditionally the groom's family pays for the wedding and the grandparents act as the primary witnesses or sponsors. The bride's gown is often custom made and both the bride and groom wear white.

What are the words to a wedding ceremony? ›

Notary asks the man, "(his name), do you take this woman to be your wife, to live together in (holy) matrimony, to love her, to honor her, to comfort her, and to keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?"

How does a wedding ceremony go step by step? ›

Order Of Wedding Ceremony
  • Processional. The processional begins with bridesmaids and groomsmen walking down the aisle, typically paired up. ...
  • Readings. A few people may be invited up to share or exchange readings at this point in the ceremony. ...
  • Exchange of Vows. ...
  • Pronouncement of Marriage. ...
  • Unity Ceremony.
May 1, 2018

What is the order of events in a wedding? ›

Traditional wedding ceremony – Order of events
  • The procession. The procession begins with the officiant taking his or her place at the altar. ...
  • The officiant's opening remarks. ...
  • Exchanging of vows. ...
  • Exchanging of rings. ...
  • Pronouncement of marriage. ...
  • The kiss. ...
  • Closing remarks. ...
  • The recessional.
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Can you get married without a ceremony Philippines? ›

A Marriage without a Marriage Ceremony is Null and Void - Lawyers in the Philippines.

What is the first step in a Filipino wedding? ›

1. Celebration of Engagement. Known as Panliligaw And Pamamanhikan in Tagalog, formal courtship and engagement were historically the first official steps in a Filipino wedding.

Is 30 minutes enough for a wedding ceremony? ›

So, how long should your wedding ceremony be? Wedding ceremonies typically last between 20 and 30 minutes, which is ample time to cover the basics (words of welcome, a few readings, your vows, the ring exchange, and the final pronouncement).

How much does Filipino wedding cost? ›

The cost depends on the number of people in attendance. On average, expect to spend anywhere between PHP 50,000 to PHP 300,000 for 150 people. The more guests you have, the pricier it becomes.

Who gives the bride price? ›

While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom, or his family, to the bride, or her family, dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride, or her family, to the groom, or his family.

Does the woman's family pay the dowry? ›

Who pays the dowry? This varies across different cultures and religions. A Hindu bride's family typically gives the groom a dowry. In Muslim cultures, however, it is the groom that bequeaths a gift or Mahr to his bride.

What is a good wedding message? ›

Formal Wedding Messages

May today be the start of a long, happy life together.” “Wishing you the best as you embark on this next chapter of your life.” “Wishing you joy, love, and happiness on your wedding day.” “Your wedding day may come and go, but may your love forever grow.”

What do you say in a short wedding ceremony? ›

Do you (groom), take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife, to live together in matrimony, to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, to have and to hold, from this day forward, as long as you both shall live?

What does an officiant usually say? ›

These can include words of welcome, passages about marriage, sharing your love story and giving your guests instructions for after the ceremony.

Who leaves the wedding ceremony first? ›

The newlyweds lead, followed by the bride's parents, then the groom's parents, the grandparents, the flower girl and the ring bearer, the maid of honor and the best man, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen; all are arm in arm, with the women on the men's left arms, followed by the guests.

Who walks in first at a wedding? ›

The Groomsmen: The groomsmen open the processional as they walk down the aisle one by one. The Bridesmaids: The bridesmaids walk down the aisle one by one before the maid or matron of honor. Some couples may choose to have the groomsmen and bridesmaids walk in together in pairs.

Who says I do first in a wedding ceremony? ›

Traditionally, the groom says his vows first followed in turn by the bride. That said, some couples may choose to say them in unison to each other, and if you'd rather the bride go first, speak to your registrar or celebrant well in advance to see if it's something that can be arranged.

What is the traditional order of wedding dances? ›

First Dance Etiquette
  • The bride and groom share the first dance.
  • The father of the bride then dances with the bride. ...
  • Next, the bride's mother and father dance together. ...
  • The dance floor then opens up to the bridesmaids and groomsmen. ...
  • After that, it's a free-for-all.
Mar 25, 2021

What is the 3 3 3 rule for marriage? ›

The 3x3 Rule! Basically, you and your partner get 3 hours a week of uninterrupted alone time. You can take those 3 hours all at once OR break it up into a half hour here, an hour there, etc. You also get 3 hours of uninterrupted TOGETHER time.

What are the 5 C's of marriage? ›

Communication, Commitment, Compassion, Compatibility, and Chemistry.

What are the 4 C's of marriage? ›

You need the 4 C's: Communication, Collaboration, Consideration, and Compatibility. Yet as with many things that are simple, they're not always easy! Let's look at how they work to help build a relationship.


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