Order of Service
Traditionally associated with religious ceremonies, Orders of Service can also be used for any Service – secular or non-secular. In a nutshell, an Order of Service is a mini guidebook that allows guests to follow the ceremony at all times. In a Church Service, for example, the Order of Service would usually include a cover sheet detailing the location, date, time, and names of the Bride, Groom and Church Minister. Inside the front cover, details of the readings, hymns (including full transcript of the hymns words) and prayers would be found thus allowing the guests to follow the ceremony and join in with the singing of the hymns without the need to search through additional prayer and hymn books. As we have already mentioned, Orders of Service are not essential but they can make life easier for Wedding guests wishing to follow the Service. They can also prevent a heck of a lot of page rustling at Church ceremonies when attendants desperately search through Hymn books for the words to Morning has Broken!
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