The whole point of a wedding is for two people to get married, and that happens during the ceremony. Unfortunately, wedding ceremonies seem to not get as much attention or are as interesting as the reception. I think the main problem is that wedding ceremonies all tend to be the same. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Today, I’m sharing a few tips on how to have a memorable wedding ceremony.
How to Have a Memorable Wedding Ceremony
You don’t have to follow all of the tips below. Usually adding one will be enough to make your wedding ceremony memorable. Of course, though, the more you can add the better.
1. Have a pastor or officiant that really knows you
The majority of the wedding ceremony is going to be the pastor or officiant speaking. What they say and how they run things will have a major impact on the feel of the ceremony.
Some people will hire a professional or use someone from the church. This isn’t a bad thing, but often, these people will use a script. That means they are saying the same thing from wedding to wedding. I think a wedding ceremony should be more personal and unique.
If you have an officiant that knows you, things will be more personal. They will actually know you two and have things to say about you. They can talk about your relationship and your personalities and share stories. I can always tell when the officiant knows the couple, and it’s always better.
2. Write your own vows
Vows are important, but I think most people just view them as part of the ceremony. Think about what a vow is. It’s a promise. It’s something you are saying you will do no matter what. This is something you need to take seriously, and I don’t think repeating something you didn’t come up with is good enough.
Your vows need to be something you really believe in. When you write your own vows, they will be personal and show your real relationship. They will be something you won’t want to break.
I love it when my couples write their own vows. It’s more interesting for everyone, and there is more emotion when they say them.
3. Do something unique or interesting
I think we all get tired of seeing the same thing over and over again. We can only listen to a say so many times before we get tired of it. We stop watching shows that become predictable. The same is true with a wedding ceremony. After we’ve seen the same thing a few times, it’s not as interesting.
There are certain things that you have to do in a wedding ceremony, but still, you can come up with some thing new and interesting. For example, I’ve seen an adult flower girl, a foot washing ceremony, a best man pretend to drop the ring, and a wood branding. I remember all of these very vividly, and I know the people in attendance remember as well. I can’t say the same for all the other ceremonies I’ve seen.
I believe the wedding ceremony is important, and I’ve given some ideas of how to have a memorable wedding ceremony. Take a look at the tips and see what you can do. Happy planning!