June 23, 2020
Bride Guide #56 is everything you need to know about the Sealing or Ceremony by Church Of Jesus Christ Wedding Photographer Lauren Kay Photography.
This is it! This is your actual wedding. This is the moment where you and your groom are joined together
as a husband and wife. This is what all your preparation is for!
It’s honestly quite simple. The moment they pronounce you as husband and wife is quite short. Try to be
present during the whole sealing/ceremony. Listen to the words. Look at the expressions on your mom
and dad’s faces. Gaze into your groom’s eyes. Soak in every moment. Remember, this is what it is all
Then, after the big moment, take a minute. If you can, jot down just a few things you want to remember
and how you feel.
Then, get ready to party!
Let others help you remember this moment. Put someone in charge of bringing and distributing pens
and notecards for everyone to write down what the sealer said or their favorite part of your sealing
while they wait for you to exit the temple. Or, have someone give pens and notecards to everyone
during your ceremony that they can write down words to remember or their favorite moments. You
likely won’t remember specific words and details after the day is over and this can be a priceless way to
preserve the moment.
You’ll need witnesses for your sealing/ceremony.
Do I go to the temple in my dress?
You can just wear a nice dress when you arrive at the temple. From there, you can change into your
wedding dress or temple dress.
Can I wear my wedding dress?
If your dress meets the temple guidelines, you can wear it for your sealing. Otherwise, you can wear
your temple dress. You will have time after your sealing to freshen up and change into your wedding
Do we exchange rings?
It’s up to you! There’s no obligation to, but it can be incorporated after the sealing.
*Remember, you’ll need a marriage recommend in addition to your temple recommend.
Nailing your temple exit:
1. Don’t take a long time after the sealing. You should be ready before you go to the temple so that
after you only have to change into your dress and freshen up.
2. Make sure your photographer knows you are coming. Send your mom or a girlfriend out first and
have her tell the photographer you’re on your way. Wait for a few minutes to give her time to do
this before you come out.
3. While your groom pushes the door open, hold your bouquet and dress in one hand, hold your
groom’s hand in your other hand, and come out!
4. Then do something fun! Kiss, dip, do a secret handshake, whatever! Chat beforehand about what
you two want to do.
5. Don’t rush. Hug, talk with the people around you. You don’t have to rush to take pictures right
away. Enjoy the moment.