In the midst of planning for your wedding, or as you plan the wedding of your loved one, here is a helpful tool provided by the Antiochian Department of Marriage and Parish Family Ministries. Oftentimes weddings are the only Church service which non-Orthodox family and friends will ever attend. Orthodox brides and grooms need a way to explain to their guests what is happening in the ceremony. Those attending Orthodox weddings are struck by the rich symbolism, but they are also curious and perhaps even critical of the wedding, not understanding why it is so different from other weddings they’ve attended.
For your convenience, you may download  and print this souvenir brochure, which you may customize with your names, your attendants’ names, and your wedding date. The download is in PDF format. Some may have the software and technical skills to customize this brochure on their own, but we recommend simply taking this file to a local printer for customizing and printing.
This brochure provides a helpful take-away explanation for your guests as to why the priest is doing what he is doing and what the parts of the wedding such as the dance of Isaiah mean.