Take some time to examine what you want and wish for your wedding ceremony as you plan your wedding day.
Your options for a “custom wedding ceremony” may be limited if you are married in a religious institution. If you’re being married outside of a church or religious institution, you have a lot of alternatives for creating a beautiful and unique wedding ceremony.
Here are four simple and enjoyable stages to help you plan a memorable and personal wedding ceremony:
1) Ceremony Location: As you and your Sweetheart discuss what you want and don’t want for your wedding ceremony, one of the first significant decisions you’ll have to make is “where” you’ll hold it.
Do you want your wedding to take place in a traditional church, chapel, private home, park, waterside location, or on the side of a mountain? Your wedding ceremony’s tone and mood are defined by your venue, and you can customise your ceremony to fit your venue or location.
Consider the benefits of having your ceremony and reception at the same place when you plan your ceremony spot. This reduces the stress of having to “move about” on the wedding day and often results in a more graceful transition between the ceremony and reception. Consider this a two-for-one deal!
2) Who will be in charge of the ceremony? If you’re getting married in a church or according to your religious or spiritual beliefs, your options for a Minister, Pastor, or Rabbi may be limited. Make an appointment with your church or synagogue and meet with them to see if the location is available on the date you choose and who can officiate. Get your agreement in writing if at all possible.
If you are getting married outside of a religious tradition, and depending on where you live in the country, you will most likely have a wide range of Interfaith Officiants, Non-Denominational Ministers, Celebrants, and Secular Officiants to choose from for your wedding ceremony.
You can develop a “short list” of candidates by conducting an internet search for those who may be receptive and flexible in working with you to produce a fun and personalised wedding ceremony.
3) Choosing Your Wedding Party- Be Original: A wedding party does not have to be dull, and the amount of guests you invite is entirely up to you! Some couples want a large group of people to surround them on their wedding day, while others only want a Best Guy and Best Lady. Consider including your wedding party in the ceremony to make it more personal. For suggestions, talk to the person who will be performing your wedding ceremony.
4) Your Vows: Make It a Little More Exciting! If conventional vows appeal to you, go for it. Take advantage of the opportunity to shake things up a little. Your wedding ceremony is a wonderful chance to express very personal and sincere wedding vows. And this is one of the best methods to make a “ceremony moment” that will be remembered for a long time.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to writing and delivering non-traditional wedding vows. Concentrate on what you admire and love about your Sweetheart, as well as what you want your family and friends to know about him or her on your wedding day.