The Ceremony- It’s Important!
What do you see when you imagine your wedding day?
It is a momentous occasion. Even if you are having a small, intimate gathering with a handful of guests, it is still a big deal. You turn up to your wedding day a single person, and you leave as a married one. It is transformative. A day you and your guests will remember forever.
You may have spent a long time planning for this day. From the dress/suit you will be wearing, to the attire of your bridal party; to the flowers adorning the venue; to the music that will be playing, and the look of adoration on your partner’s face as he/she spots you for the first time. (Isn’t it nice we can say that now? He or she!)
Then there is the food, the wine, the desserts, the bonbonniere, the photographs, the cake. Maybe even the transport to take you there and whisk you away afterwards.
In amongst all the planning, don’t forget about the ceremony itself.
It may sound obvious, but the ceremony content is the reason for the day. Pledging yourselves to each other in front of the most important people in the world to you is something profoundly significant. The words said during the ceremony by the celebrant and by yourselves are meaningful.
Have a think about what it is that is important for you- the meaning you want to convey, the feeling, and the overall vibe. The more you communicate with your celebrant about these things, the more meaningful and unforgettable your ceremony will be. Weddings that go on for a very long time and have the same stock standard content are fine for some couples. But if that’s not you, make sure you are actively involved in the process. Trust me, your celebrant will be so happy that you are taking an active interest in what is going to be said and they can give you all sorts of guidance and come up with something truly amazing if you let them.
Your family and friends will be smiling, crying, happy. You will be able to physically feel the love emanating from their hearts into yours. It is going to be marvellous, and exciting, and joyful. Congratulations and all the best!
Feature image by Van Middleton photography
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