Of all the important events in our lives, getting married is undoubtedly one of the most significant. Your wedding ceremony marks the beginning of your new life together as a couple, and as such, it is essential to make sure that every detail is just right. To help ensure that your special day goes off without a hitch, here are some things to consider for your wedding ceremony:
The venue you choose for your ceremony will set the tone for the rest of the day. Think about whether you want a traditional or modern setting, indoors or outdoors, how many guests you plan to invite and whether the wedding reception be in the same place.
Think about how you want your guests to be seated during your ceremony. Will you have traditional rows, or do you want a more casual, open seating arrangement?
The person who will officiate your wedding is a crucial element of your ceremony. Consider hiring someone who shares your values and beliefs and who can help you craft a ceremony that reflects your unique relationship.
Wedding Party Roles
Make sure everyone in your wedding party knows who’s doing what. For example, do the groomsmen need to be present just prior to the ceremony to show people to their seats or hand out an order of service? To ensure perfect photos, is one of the bridesmaid’s on standby to make any final fixes to the brides wedding dress before the ceremony begins?
Think about the timing of your ceremony. Consider the time of day, the length of your ceremony, and whether you want to have a cocktail hour or reception immediately following your ceremony. Do also be conscious of your guests and how long they’ll be sitting for, or waiting to eat!
Vows, Readings & Music
Your wedding vows are a public declaration of your commitment to each other, so considering writing personalized vows that reflect your relationship and what you mean to each other.
However, aside from the obvious ‘I dos’, the rest of the ceremony can include whatever you wish. Including readings in your ceremony can be a lovely way to involve family and friends in your special day. Consider asking a loved one to share a favourite poem, quote, or reading that reflects your relationship.
Music can also add an extra touch of emotion and beauty to your ceremony. Consider whether you want live music, a DJ, or recorded music, and choose songs that are meaningful to you as a couple. Important things to plan are when music will be played during the ceremony and whether this will be live or pre-recorded. If it’s the latter, make sure you’re tech is set-up properly and ready to go in advance to avoid stress.
Your wedding ceremony is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it should be everything you’ve ever dreamed of. By considering these important elements, you can create a ceremony that reflects your unique love story and celebrates the beginning of your new life together.