Your wedding ceremony should be personal, meaningful and beautiful. The location of your ceremony will dictate to an extent on the décor you can have. Firstly, you need to put on your guests’ shoes so you can visualise the entire experience through their eyes, which is very different to what you will see when you arrive there to get married.
There are so many ways you can personalise your wedding ceremony. We have listed just a few of our favourites.
Drinks upon arrival
Let your guests relax over a drink before taking their seats to witness the ceremony. This will also allow your wedding coordinator/planner to ensure that everything is running on time and allow for any late arrivals.
Buttonholes & Corsages
This is the ideal time for your wedding helpers to be handing out buttonholes and corsages to your guests. Placing a tray of them at the entrance will help with this process.
If it’s a destination wedding and your ceremony is on the beach or up a mountain, encourage guests to take plenty of pictures and start creating memories before the ceremony starts.
More and more couples are opting to write something personal for their wedding vows. They can be romantic or funny, but keep in mind that you ideally want to keep them short. Do some research and have your vows printed out to keep with your bridesmaids as a backup.
Choose a piece of music for your walk down the aisle, which has a meaning to both of you.
For a traditional church ceremony, you can decorate it with flowers and candles. With beach weddings, your imagination is your limit to what style of setting you would like for your ceremony, and as for those in a garden or a private setting, you can keep things very informal and relaxed. Your florist would be able to guide you through different ideas for different themes.
You can hang a box of confetti from each chair, ensuring every guest can celebrate with you at the end of the ceremony.