Personalizing your wedding ceremony is a great way to kick off your wedding on a unique note. Go beyond writing your own vows, and design a wedding ceremony that’s all your own.
- Consult your ceremony officiant to see when it would be appropriate to include friends and family in the ceremony. For example, if you ask the officiant to tell a story about you and your fiancé, make sure to include the names of friends or family members who may have been there for the aforementioned event.
- Work with your wedding officiant to find ideal time slots in the ceremony for your friends to read poems, prayers, or sing songs.
- Pick an officiant that you know on a personal level. More and more friends and family members are choosing to officiate their loved ones' weddings.
- If you have children, include them in the ceremony from beginning to end.
- Last but not least, write your own personal vows. This is a common, but deeply personal practice that allows you to bring your own words to what can be an otherwise impersonal ceremony. Add spontaneity to your ceremony and surprise your soon-to-be spouse with an old love letter, song, or poem written by you for them.
Take your time when designing your ceremony, and add in your own special touches wherever you see fit.