OH HAPPY DAYS
Ok. Everything’s under control with the flowers, the bridesmaids, the ring bearer etc.
So what can you do to make the day even more special?
Well, involving your family and friends in the ceremony is a good start.
You might want to hand the rings around for your guests and family for them to wish you all the best.
If you have friends who are musical then why not let them perform?
Most ceremonies have some sort of reading so why not organize to have some of your best friends do readings – either together or apart- that are meaningful and maybe a bit quirky.
Music is always a major part of a wedding, especially for the procession, signing of documents and the recession.
Why not make them fun.
- Say “White wedding day” by Billy Idol or “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zepplin.
- Poetry is another good addition, especially funny, rhyming poetry read by a guest.
Of course, if you involve a lot of people the more complicated things become.
Which is why it is absolutely essential that you have a rehearsal – usually the day before to cater for people who have to travel.
Find out early on if your celebrant if your celebrant is available for a rehearsal.
If not, engage the services of another celebrant.
Choreography is one of the most important parts of a ceremony and if everyone does not know their part, things can unravel very quickly.
Everyone involved with the ceremony should be at the rehearsal, especially if a wedding planner is involved.
Sometimes kids can be unruly so involve them in cute exercises during the ceremony ie lining the walkway with flowers, blowing bubbles on the couple etc.
The other thing is for the couple to be as relaxed as possible, although a bit of emotion during the ring ceremony and vows are a nice touch.
There are lots of resources available to couples to provide them with the information they need to put together a special ceremony: the celebrant’s own knowledge, books and the internet.
So, go ahead and make your special day one for you and your guests to remember- forever.