- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
Not having been raised in this culture, the American wedding ceremony is one of the things I’m highly ignorant of. I decided to forego the bridal party (again, not being used to this tradition). We have one Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man, because I was told they are required roles, at least for handing out the rings/ holding the bouquet etc. Yet, we have a beautiful venue, a string quartet I’ve always dreamed of, and I don’t want my ceremony to be short and dry. Could you please suggest some ideas for making it more colorful, and make it last longer than 10 min?
I thought of having the Maid/Matron of Honor walk alone…The Bridesmaid or Best Man walk Future Mother-In-Law to her seat…My brother walk my mom…And finally my dad walk me down the aisle. Is this a weird sequence? Is there anything else I can do with my limited bridal party?
For the actual ceremony, I’ve read about the unity candle and the sand ceremony. What are your thoughts on these, especially for a non-denominational ceremony? I’m open to all other ideas as well. Thanks In Advance.