In the program, the description of the bridal procession is followed by the regulation of the procession to the churches and the details of the wedding ceremonies; the couples then ate a meal together in the Pschorrkeller on Landsbergerstraße and from there – in the train depicted by Gustav Kraus – went to the Theresienwiese and there past the royal family. Similar to 1810, a poem was presented as homage and symbols of the parts of the country (according to the representations in the then newly erected ballroom of the Munich Residence) were placed on the tent. At the end of the festive day, the bridal couples – here, too, literally representing the whole of Bavaria – attended the main race together with the ruling family.
The procession takes the route across Schrannenplatz on the side of the royal government building and past the Hauptwache, then runs through Kaufinger- and Neuhauser-Straße, where the 24 Catholic bridal couples and their companions turn into the wide lane. and enter through the side portal into the royal court church of St. Michael, the use of which for the wedding ceremony His Majesty the King exceptionally graciously deigned to authorize.
The 11 Protestant bridal couples and their wedding processions continue on Neuhauser-Strasse and go through the Karlstor via Karlsplatz to the parish church of their denomination.
In the court church dedicated to St. Michael, the mountain archers and miners who accompany the bridal processions line up in the side aisles, those on the gospel side, the latter on the epistle side. The 24 bridal couples with their bridal processions take their places in the pews, which are kept ready for them in the front part of the nave. The public, as much as space allows, is allowed access to the lower part of the church through the two main portals. For the galleries to the right and left of the music choir, as well as for the side chairs in the presByterium, the royal staff of the Oberhofmeister distributes tickets, the holders of which enter from Neuhauserstrasse through the building of the Royal Academy of Sciences or from the Herzog-Maxburg side through the former university building. The gate leading from the wide lane into the church, through which the bridal processions entered, is reserved exclusively for the highest and highest lordships, if they wish to use the oratory.
The wedding ceremony in this church is performed by three clergymen from the parish of Our Lady, by 3 clergymen from the parish of Saint Peter and one from the parish of Saint Anna, at the high altar and the 6 front altars in the following way:
a) At 10 a.m. the parish clergy comes out of the sacristy into the church and goes to the high altar. The preacher at the Hofkirche zu Sankt Michael, as a ceremonist for this act, then gives the conductors a sign, after which they each have to bring the bridal couples assigned to them to the presbytery, where they all line up outside the dining trellis.
b) The metropolitan parish council, surrounded by the other copulating clergymen, immediately begins the act of marriage after a short appropriate preface with the ritual addresses to the assembled people and to the bridal couples and the prayer that follows.
c) When the latter is finished, the four bridal couples numbers 1, 18, 27, 31 from the cities of Munich, Bamberg, Würzburg and Augsburg, which the Metropolitan Parish Board will copulate themselves, remain in the presbytery, and one after the other, he and his witnesses come forward to the high altar for the taking of the vows of marriage and the actual completion of the conjugal union.
d) The other 6 parish priests go to the altars assigned to them for this act; the other 20 bridal couples, however, are escorted back by the conductors to the seats they formerly occupied in the nave, and then each bridal couple is also taken individually and one after the other to the clergyman concerned for acceptance of the marriage vows and for the conclusion of the actual marriage connection in such a way that:
1) on the first (Saint Ignatius) altar on the gospel side the 4 pairs Numero 2, 8, 16, 35. (From the district courts of Starnberg, Landshut, Neunburg vorm Wald and Wertingen ).
2) On the first (Saint Francis Xavier) altar on the epistle side the 4 pairs Numero 3, 7, 23, 33. (From the district courts of Schrobenhausen , the city of Passau , the district courts of Eichstädt and Kempten ).
3) At the second (name of Jesus) altar on the gospel side, the 3 couples numbered 4, 10 and 26 (from the district courts of Kronach and Griesbach ).
4) On the second (holy trinity) altar on the epistle side the 3 couples numbers 5, 11, 28 (from the district courts of Rosenheim , the city of Pirmasens and the district courts of Bischofsheim an der Rhön). –
5) On the third (Maria Annunciation altar) on the gospel side the pairs numbered 6, 14 and 29 (from the district courts of Reichenhall, Hemau and Werneck), finally
6) on the third (Saint Peter and Paul) altar on the Epistle page the 3 couples Numero 9., 15. and 30. (from the district courts of Straubing, Kemnath and Euerdorf) are married. Every copulated couple has to go back to their place in the church pews after the wedding ceremony has been performed with them.
e) When the wedding ceremony of all the bridal couples has been duly completed in this way, they and the parish clergymen enter the presbytery again, as at the beginning, where the metropolitan parish council prays over all the prayers prescribed and gives them the ecclesiastical blessing.
f) Then they go back into the pews again and attend the holy mass, which will be read for them immediately afterwards by the metropolitan pastor on the high altar.
The Protestant bridal couples and their companions are received in the parish church of their denomination by 2 church leaders, are accompanied through the church and directed to the places designated for them. The act of marriage is fixed in the following order:
a) When the procession enters the church, organ playing begins and continues until the participants have all taken their seats.
b) This is followed by singing by the congregation or the choir, at the end of which the clergyman who is in charge enters the altar while playing the organ, all the bridal couples surround the steps in the order indicated to them and the groomsmen and bridesmaids position themselves behind them.
c) The functioning minister begins with prayer or a brief address, reads the appropriate passages of Scripture, and concludes his or her talk after the agenda with the Lord’s Prayer.
d) The bride and groom are now called one after the other, answer the questions put to them, change rings where possible, shake hands, kneel down and the blessing takes place.
e) After the blessing, they go back to their places during a choral singing, the priest says the closing prayer and gives the blessing.
As soon as the wedding of all couples in each of the two churches has ended, which should be the case in the Protestant church by 11 a.m. and in the Catholic church by around 12 p.m., all the bridal processions move together and in the same order as they entered the church have, again from the same off. They make their way in an orderly procession through Bayerstrasse and Landsbergerstrasse into the cellar building of the brewer brothers Georg and Mathias Pschorr , which has sufficiently spacious premises and Landsbergerstrasse not far from Theresienwiese to have a short lunch provided by the city of Munich.
Toward the hour at which the departure of the Highest and Highest Dominions from the Residence for the Oktoberfest is to be determined, the procession of the bride and groom and their entourage is arranged so that as soon as His Majesty the King has arrived on the festival meadow, and permission most graciously, the procession can set off across the festival grounds and past the royal pavilion.
The order of the procession is here the same as formerly in the church procession, but is opened by the raising of a standard bearing the coat of arms of the kingdom, and in the procession itself flags and standards with the provincial coats of arms as incorporated in the coat of arms of the kingdom , then those of towns and markets, from which the various bridal processions have come hither, divided according to place.
At the royal pavilion, the bridal couple from the city of Munich presented their majesties the king and queen and their royal highnesses the crown prince and crown princess with a poem of homage and celebration. In addition, other eight bridal couples, one from each governmental district, lay emblems of these districts, as they are carried by the statues located on the hall of the royal residence there, in great reverence before His Majesty the King.
As soon as the bridal processions have passed in front of their majesties, the riflemen from Lengries, Wackersberg and Reichenhall, as well as the miners from Amberg, line up on the right wing of the Landwehr detachments set up on the fairground; the bridal couples, however, with their companions, go to the two tribunes prepared for them, opposite the royal pavilion, in order to attend the agricultural festival and the horse race as spectators.
Munich, October 15, 1842.
The magistrate of the royal capital and residence city of Munich.
von Steinsdorf , Mayor.