LDS Weddings:
The importance to the LDS Bride and Groom of the LDS Temple Sealing or Mormon Wedding

Finally, in order to appreciate one’s LDS Temple Wedding (sealing), LDS Temple brides need to understand what is (and isn’t) going to happen inside the Temple. There are sad stories about LDS brides who entered the temple with no idea what to expect out of their LDS wedding and emerged disappointed at the lack of fanfare in the temple sealing ceremony.

Even though the LDS Temple is intricate and the temple grounds are beautiful, the actual Temple sealing ceremony is not ostentatious. It is a short, simple ceremony with a beauty that LDS couples find hard to put into words. There is no music or processional, no walking down the aisle and no wedding party. The bride and groom wear white, plus the ceremonial clothes used in the endowment. Guests at the temple sealing wear their best Sunday dress clothes. As discussed, all guests must have current LDS temple recommends and the guest list is recommended to be limited to only family and very close friends.

After some words of personal counsel from the LDS Temple Sealer (who officiate the sealing ceremony) the couple kneels across the altar from each other. The words of the ceremony are brief, so couples want to listen hard for the promises they are making and for the blessings promised them. Both the LDS bride and groom have the opportunity to say “yes” (not “I do”) when asked if they accept the terms of a LDS temple sealing for time and all eternity. After the temple sealing is over, the bride and groom may a kiss.

Exchanging wedding rings is Not part of the LDS Temple Wedding or Sealing ceremony.
The bride and groom must remember that their exchanging rings could appropriately be done instead at a separate ring ceremony at the wedding reception afterward.

LDS (Mormon) Brides and Grooms are free to do pretty much whatever they want at their ring ceremonies as long as it doesn’t take place on LDS temple grounds, replace the importance of the sealing, or turn into a “second wedding.” It should be something that expresses your personality and the special love that you share.

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Rose Haller is a Professional Wedding Planner, specializing in LDS Weddings and LDS Reception Planning for 30 years. She is Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer of

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