- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
My MIL is an officiant, so she’s going to sign our marriage certificate and we get the services for free. BUT we feel weird about having her perform the ceremony…. FI really doesn’t want her to, and I don’t really either. She is a wonderful woman, but the day isn’t about her and she tends to love the attention and make things about her. We also don’t want her to have a different or more important role than my mom. We really just want her to sit back and enjoy the day as our mom :)…. So… instead we can choose ANYONE to perform the ceremony. We’re thinking of my friend’s mom who’s a college professor, bilingual (FI’s French) and she’s SUPER friendly, bubbly, happy…
We want our ceremony to be about 20 minutes, not really any longer. I wouldn’t mind a reading or two. I really have no interest in a sand ceremony – I find them kind of boring at the weddings I’ve been to and don’t really get the point.
I’m really not even sure of the wording I want – do I right out every word she will say myself? My MIL showed me a passage/introduction/quote thing she used for a wedding a while ago and gushed about how true and wonderful it was, but I didn’t love it.
Please share your ceremony with me!
- Were you happy with it?
- Did your guests seem to enjoy it?
- Did you write it out or find a pre determined script style?
- What readings did you use?