- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
We have been engaged for almost a year and have just recently set our date and begun planning. Here’s the problem. FI and are I both very laid back, practical people who think of our wedding as a fun party celebrating our marriage, rather than a dramatic show to entertain other people and make them think of us as some kind of Prince Charming and Cinderella combo. Ideally, if we had woodsy property, we’d have an entirely outdoor bash with a bonfire, a clam bake, fun stuff like that. Since that doesn’t seem to be an option and we are lucky enough to live on the coast, we are having our wedding on a lawn in front of the water and the reception following in the same location.
Here’s where things get more complicated. Again, if I had it my way, there would be no aisle for me to walk down, no procession and my bridesmaids would be incorporated into the ceremony itself. However, I have a wonderful father and since my sister passed away, I know that it means even more to him to let him walk me down the aisle, despite the fact that I hate the entire concept.
So here’s what I need help with from some of you wedding experts. I want to plan a ceremony that has the traditional aspect of an aisle, but after that, is unique and fun. I was thinking along the lines of everyone converging into a semi-circle. We only want to the ceremony to be about 20 minutes, perhaps even shorter. Does anyone have any ideas you can share from weddings you’ve been to or even your own?