(Closed) Matron of Honor/Sister Ordaine the Ceremony

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I attended a ceremony once where a family member had gotten ordained just for that wedding, and while they were not a member of the bridal party, it was one of the most awkward ceremonies I’d seen, because the family member had never performed a wedding before. She had to constantly refer to her notes, and after the first few minutes started to use them as a crutch, and ended up just reading the ceremony from her papers. You could tell she was really uncomfortable and not in control of things. I think it really took away from the ceremony, and I felt bad for the bride and groom. It was a bit of a train wreck.

I personally don’t think oyu need a priest or a blessing, but I think many folks are not cut out for the public speaking aspect, as it can be a lot more intimidating than you think once you’re up there in front of 40 or 140 people or how many.  If you’re going to take this role on, be absolutely certain you can do a good job, from memory, without notes, and try to get some public speaking experience before the big day. Perhaps there’s a Toastmasters group in your area where you can spend a little time practicing.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

You don’t have to do the ceremony from memory. Smile  

All the weddings I have been to the pastor or the person performing the ceremony have had a book or program to read from. Just type up the words you want to say, print them out on some beautiful paper and then give them to your sister as a keepsake. 

I think it would be a very lovely way to show your sister that you love her and her soon to be husband! You can walk in as her MOH then step up to the officiant spot and watch her walk down the aisle. Wink

And you can do a blessing! Any one can offer up a prayer to God! That is our right if we believe in in Him!

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