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What makes a Great Wedding Ceremony

What makes a Great Wedding Ceremony
July 14, 2016

Keeping it Personal

One of key persons in your wedding ceremony will be your wedding officiant.  She will guide you through a few of the memorable moments of your life.  The question you’ll want to answer shouldn't be about how much time it takes (although too long, just might be a bore), or whether you want something traditional or more contemporary, it is rather whether or not you wedding officiant shares and speaks with you, rather than at you!  Does she speak as if your friends would,  Does she call you by the name’s your friends call you (most of the time)? And a great wedding officiant never draws attention to themselves, rather elevates you on your wedding day, after all, you are the stars, your wedding officiant is strictly a supporting actor! 

Beside a great officiant to personalize your wedding ceremony, you may want to personalize your wedding vows, creating even more of your personality and style.  If you’re still a little nervous and don’t feel comfortable reading them to each other, you’re still welcome to use the ‘Repeat after me” clause.  But writing your vows will personalize your thoughts and promises to each other and provide you and personal and fun way of expressing them.

 Choosing the Right Music 

Choosing the right music will enhance your wedding day and ceremony.  Having it professionally carried for will also make sure it fits and flows as you want it too.  Even a great DJ knows when to fade or increase volume.  Look for professionals in either area (live performers or DJ) and make sure they are connected to your wedding officiant.  They’ll not only look great, but sound great as well.  And your guests will be inspired!

Making your Ceremony Interactive

Today, great weddings may include one or two special readings from a best friend or respected family member (often an uncle or grandparent); great weddings include great officiants who draw people in often with a sense of humor or even a question of the guest’s support and encouragement for the couple. Couples are choosing to include ceremony rituals such as the Unity Candle, Unity Sand Ceremony as well as the Unity Cross or Ring Warming ceremonies.  Adding these special touches makes your ceremony more memorable and engages your family members and guests as well. Your officiant is a great resource on how and when to incorporate these into your ceremony 

At the end of the day, the wedding day that is, you as a couple and your guests had a great and memorable event, one each of won’t forget for a long time.  

Christina Mathews - 336-705-3239

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