Post # 1
The officiant that is marrying us writes personalized ceremonies for the couples. We met with her and went through our life stories and told all about our relationship, and then she wove it into a beautiful ceremony. She sent it to me for a proof, and I changed it… twice. I think it is sweet that she is sharing our story, but I don’t think people will really care to hear about our first date to Olive Garden. She said it is my wedding and I can change it to be exactly how I want, but I don’t want to offend her. What do you think? Should I just let her do her job and leave it alone?
Has anyone else done this?
Post # 3
I think everyone involved wants you to be happy with the ceremony. If you don’t like the ceremony, change it/have her change it 🙂 She does this for a living; I’m sure she’s used to it.
Post # 4
@HVbride: I completely customized the ceremony. Our officiant had sent us a beautiful script, but it just wasn’t us. I spent hours upon hours scouring the internet for different scripts and wove it bits and pieces together to create our perfect ceremony. It was a heck of a lot of work, but I successfully made DH cry (he said the wind was in his eyes…..) and I call that a win.
Her job is to tell your story how you want it. Honestly, it’s less for her to do and I’m sure she’d rather you take the reins and have something that you love versus her spending lots of time on something that you both think is “okay”. 🙂