5 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony
Saying "I do" is the most important part of your wedding day. It’s the time where you officially join your lives as one and there are so many ways to make that moment special. From personalized song selections to tear jerker wedding vows, here are 5 ways to make your ceremony unforgettable and uniquely you!
- Sharing your love story:
9 times out of 10, your family and friends have no idea about your whirlwind romance and how your future wife or husband simply swept you off of your feet. You can share all the details of your love story with your family and friends by adding your story to your wedding programs. This way your guests will have something to read while they wait for the ceremony to start, and best of all, they’ll know exactly why you’re saying “I do!”
- Write your own wedding script:
It’s important that you are involved in the creation of your wedding script so that it really speaks to the tone and vibe that you want to create. Be sure to ask your officiant if you can create the script on your own or if they would be willing to provide you with a draft of the ceremony that you can edit. This is a great opportunity to include highlights from your relationship, special prayers and reading from family members and even musical performances that will add a unique touch to your ceremony.
- Write your own wedding vows:
Writing your own wedding vows are by far the most romantic and personal part of your wedding. This is your chance to create a personalized message to your partner, that they will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives. If you’re nervous about sobbing uncontrollably while professing your love in front of all of your wedding guests, a great alternative is a wedding day love letter. This love letter can be written on the morning of your wedding and sent to your partner’s room right before the ceremony begins. Either way, it’s a great way to connect before you say I do.
- Invite your guests to join in during your wedding ceremony:
Your wedding ceremony is a great time to invite your friends and family to be a part of your union. Having your guests recite a friends and family pledge is a great way to personalize your ceremony and allow your guests to be a part of your special day by reciting their own declaration! Have your guest vow to support your marriage and to be there for you in the good times and bad.
- Include traditions and smaller ceremonies that display your union
Your wedding ceremony is a great opportunity to include a family tradition or ceremony like jumping the broom or lighting a unity candle to signify the joining of two families, or even creating a wedding day time capsule that you seal and re-open on your one year anniversary. You can even add intimate rituals like the foot washing ceremony or even a personalized song to give your wedding ceremony a special touch.
All of these elements will help you to elevate your ceremony to the next level and give it that personal touch that sets it apart and makes it unique to you and your love journey. After all who says that your ceremony can’t be just as fun, exciting and memorable as your wedding reception.