A quick vote: To take the witness stand or not?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Take the witness stand during personal vows?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    3 %
    No : (62 votes)
    95 %
    Other option/ideas (please let me know) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love the idea of the old court room, but I do think taking the witness stand takes out a lot of the romance of a wedding ceremony.

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t. It could easily take your wedding from solemn to silly.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I dunno…i kind of like the idea of facing each other on an “equal” level during the vows. I think i would feel wierd doing it behind a desk because i would feel like i was saying the vows “At” my fiance instead of “to”, and vise versa when he read his to me. I also think I would feel removed from him instead of being able to hold his hand and be just close to him during that – i would miss not having that closeness if  the vows were said from behind a desk.

    I love unique ideas and LOVE LOVE your venue, but i think i would leave the “obvious” courtroom references out of it – or at least out of the most important and intimate part of your ceremony (aka. the vows). 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @wabanzi:  Yeah, it took me a second to realize that’s why i had a weird reaction to the idea too – and then thats what hit me. I think the jury idea is adorable and really fun though!!

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I don’t think it’s a good idea. It seems hokey to me. I think having your officiant in the judge’s position is enough

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    @wabanzi:  I think that is a great compromise and a good idea.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @wabanzi: I’d wait till later but that would make me CRACK UP. Would be hilarious if that’s what you’re going for.

    ETA: Photos in the witness stand would be cute.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I agree with some of the other bees here! I wouldn’t. It’s different but not in a good or endearing way.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I say to skip it!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think having the officant in the judge’s seat is adorable, and totally cool to have your closest people in the jury spots, but weird to use the witness stand to say your vows “at” eachother, as PPs have mentioned.  Awesome venue though!!!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Wow your venue is amazing!!!

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