If you are planning a marriage ceremony this book will be your guide. The Celebration of Marriage will steer you through the stages of the ceremony and give you alternatives for each stage. For example, it offers four different forms of marriage vows, four variations of the Blessing of Rings, three Eucharistic prayers and Communion Rites to choose from, as well as a variety of Concluding Rites.
The prayers and the variety of texts are given to enable the couple to prepare for the celebration of the marriage. The prayers used at Mass are also given as most weddings take place within Mass, though the ceremony of marriage can also be celebrated without Mass.
The text of the Mass has been updated in accordance of the new English translation of the Roman Missal.