Your wedding is a huge part of your amazing, lifelong adventure as a couple. Don’t let your ceremony be anything but extraordinary! It doesn’t have to be lavish or expensive but you can take on tried-and-true wedding-day customs.
Love Letters from Guests - If your families live all over the world, it can be nearly impossible for everyone to come together for the wedding. To include your distant loved ones, encourage them to write letters, which can be woven into the ceremony.
Wedding Time Capsule - Pass around a box during the ceremony for your guests to drop in their notes. Then, seal it up until your anniversary! What a great read on your anniversary from your loved ones.
Hand fasting - where couples bind their hands together with a ribbon to symbolize the joining of two lives, is an old pagan ritual that many modern couples have been adapting for their weddings.
Instead of the bouquet toss... Instead, consider presenting the bouquet to your parents or a special mentor.
Instead of a garter toss or earlier in the evening kids toss...Let your youngest guests in on the fun by tossing up a white teddy bear for a lucky winner to catch. Or, launch soft, wrapped candy at the kids’ feet, so every little one can grab a prize.
Perform a ‘knot-tying’ ceremony- A knot-tying ceremony is similar to the unity ceremony but involves a fisherman’s knot. The couple ties the knot together to form a very strong knot; the knot only gets tighter with pressure and cannot come undone which represents the couple’s strength. Perfect for a nautical wedding!
There's no reason why your ceremony shouldn't be as exciting, meaningful, and inventive as your reception. And with all the weddings I have attended I know that little something different always makes a wedding stand out. We would love to hear something different that you have done at your wedding ….