I got married in June this year and it became (unintentionally) a DIY Wedding for some of the elements. One of my projects was designing and printing the Order of Service. Although time consuming it meant I could add some personal touches to the finished result – one of which was a Norwegian translation of the key aspects of the ceremony.

However I quickly discovered that not all British traditions have an equivalent translation in Norwegian. I wanted this feature in the Order of Service to be a surprise for my family and so I could not lean on them for guidance and so I use this blog to share my findings and thank it’s contributors.

Firstly, thank you to my Norwegian tutor Kari at Edinburgh University and my Uncle for all the proof-reading. Secondly, and most importantly, thank you to Visit Oslo and the Church of Norway for helping me with the translations.

I hope the translations are useful and save time for future brides (and grooms) 🙂

Order of Service

Order of Service

English Norwegian
Order of the day Ordning for vigsel / Vigselsliturgi
Ceremony Bryllupsseremoni
The Welcome Velkommen / Velkomstord
Entrance of the Bride Brud Inngangen / Brudens Inngang
Opening Hymn Åpningssalmen
The Introduction Inngangsord
Readings Symbolhandlinger / Skriftlesning
The Marriage Fremstilling av ekteparet / Ekteskapsinngåelse
Hymn Salme
The Nuptial Blessing Bryllups velsignelse / Forbønn for brudeparet
The signing of the register Signering av Registeret / Signering av Vigselsprotokoll
The Blessing Velsignelse
Recessional Utgang

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