Many brides and grooms are a bit lost when it comes to planning the wedding ceremony. After all, this isn’t something that you do every day, and many have never planned a wedding ceremony before.
While some elements of the wedding will adhere to tradition, there is plenty of room to make the ceremony unique and memorable.
The use of music is one the most common ways to personalize the wedding ceremony. You may choose “your” song or a classical number that speaks to your heart. Music for a wedding ceremony can be so much more than Here Comes the Bride. Instead, find songs that speak to the love that you have for one another and insert those songs into the wedding ceremony, such as during the lighting of the unity candle.
Write your own vows
Many cultures and religions have set vows that must be read during the wedding ceremony, but that does not mean that you can’t pen your own vows as well. This is a perfect time to use your own words to tell your bride or groom how you feel about them and how much you look forward to spending the rest of your lives together.
Another way to make your wedding ceremony memorable is to have special relatives or friends do readings throughout the ceremony. The readings could be passages from the Bible, a poem that is meaningful to you or even something that you write for the occasion.
For a bride or groom who has lost special loved ones, including memorial candles in the wedding ceremony is a wonderful way to honor those people and make the ceremony even more memorable. The candles can be placed on a special table and then mentioned in the program so that all of the guests will know what the candles represent.
A bit of humour
Millions of people have viewed the YouTube video of a wedding party dancing down the aisle. This certainly created a memorable wedding ceremony. It also allowed for a solemn ceremony, if the couple so desired, once the well-choreographed dance routine was out of the way.
Consider inserting a bit of humour into your wedding ceremony to create an unforgettable event.
An important tip for planning a memorable wedding ceremony is to get help or advice from others. If you are using a wedding planner, he or she should be a wealth of information on the subject. If not, scour bridal magazines and ask around for some wedding ideas. You do not have to use the ideas as they are, but instead can use them for inspiration to create your own unique ideas.
You want your wedding ceremony to be memorable for your guests, but more importantly it should be memorable for the bride and groom. Include elements that suit your personalities and you’re on your way to planning a wedding that is perfect for you.