Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - Historic Rosemont Manor
Is anyone doing/did anyone do something really fun or silly during their ceremony? Our officiant (a good family friend) told us that his wife & him played rock paper scissors during their ceremony to decide who would say their vows first. We’re talking about doing a pinky promise right after exchanging of rings, but we’re looking for more ideas 🙂
Post # 2
I like these ideas! we’re totally doing “til death or zombie apocalypse” in our vows.
Post # 3
I don’t really like ‘fun’ or jokey things in a wedding ceremony. To me, a marriage ceremony is a serious and solemn thing and should not be treated lightly. There is the rest of the day (and your lives!) for ‘fun’ stuff, if that’s what you want, but in my view the ceremony should be kept formal and taken seriously. Also, a lot of the more jokey ‘vows’ (i.e. ‘I promise to always take out the bins’ hahaha) are a bit cringey and are often an in-joke that a lot of your guests won’t get. Iwent toa wedding with vows like this last year and a lot of the older guests especially did not approve.
That said, its your wedding and you should do what you want. Mine is just an opinion but bear in mind that it’s one that some of your guests might share.
Post # 4
MrsS_to_be: I agree with glasgowgirl: , but a bit of humour to break the ice always helps.
I went to my Uncle’s (third) wedding, and when the ‘does any person know of any reason…’ there was a bit of a joke with my dad and other uncle. Nothing horrible, just to break the family tensions (long story lol).
Then again, the ‘waffley’ vows were hilarious!
Post # 5
MrsS_to_be: Meh, I agree with one of the PPs — I don’t care for jokes during ceremonies. I really love wedding ceremonies, and my NH and I kind of relive our own wedding when we attend others’ ceremonies. I think it’s meaningful to every couple present to hear honest vows and witness a touching ceremony. Besides, all sorts of “funny” things might happen naturally! For example, NH dropped my engagement ring during our wedding, and my SIL’s train got caught on something during hers. Up to you, of course, but I just prefer a serious ceremony and then laissez le bon temps rouler at the reception!