Post # 1
I really want to do a confetti / petal toss of us exiting the church.
How did the timeline work with all these things we have to do?
1. Say I do 🙂
2. Go to backroom to sign marriage license.
3. go back down the aisle
4. exit church to confetti/flower petal toss
5. receiving line
What do the guests do and where do they go for all this? Usually I see the couple going back down the aisle as husband and wife with all the guests still in seats, taking pictures, smiling and all that. But that is for when their is a recieving line at the end and after the receiving line guests disperse. OR do we go and sign our marriage license, have everyone leave and then walk down the aisle together alone, so they are waiting outside the church door to throw the confetti? Or how do we somehow combine these things?
My fiance and I are arguing over how it works because it seems like these things contradict one another – help us resolve this please!!!!
Post # 3
I have only seen the couple sign the marriage license before the ceremony or during. Would that work for you? Or you could sign it after receiving your guests outside of the church (or receive them at the reception location).
But if you want the toss at the church, this would work:
Say I do
Walk down the aisle as H & W
Exit to back room to sign ML (while guests are filing out)
Exit church to toss
Say I do & sign ML either before or during ceremony
Walk down the aisle & stop at each pew and hug/greet guests as they exit the pew (then proceed to the next, etc.)
When all guests have exited, walk out of church to toss.
Just some ideas 🙂
Post # 4
From my experience its:
1) I do’s/kiss
2) Walk down the aisle, sneaking away to the side once you’re down the aisle
3) Ushers dismiss guests
4) Guests wait outside the entrace, where the bridal party is handing out confetti/bubbles/whatever
5) You emerge from hiding spot, go sign marriage license
6) You exit the church to the hootenany going on outside
Post # 5
@wabanzi: @StL.Ashley: Thanks! He said you also sign the marriage license during the ceremony?
I hate how i’ve been to so many weddings but i cant remember how they did all these little logistics. It is also hard to tell what is “normal” becuase he is Irish and I’m american so somewhere in our bad memories we have to figure out what are our individual customs versus what we just have no idea about lol.
Post # 6
@HappinessIsInDaisies: hmm…then do that! Here (Missouri) the marriage license is almost always signed after the ceremony – although, strangely enough, the bride and groom don’t sign it at all. Only the officiant and two witneses sign it!