Post # 1
Hi Bees- this is my first time planning a wedding ceremony so I’m not sure what I should include. Our friend is officiating so he will add some personal touches and we are writing our own vowes. I guess I’m wondering- do I include readings or anything else extra? We have a son that will be one year old and he will come down the aisle with the bridesmaids. I am trying to think of a small way to include him in the ceremony- any thoughts?
Readings- if I decide to include one I don’t want it to be something very popular or very biblical. Any ideas of poems or readings that are nice touches to weddings but not overdone or too religious?
Thanks for your help ladies.
Post # 2
That’s kind of up to you.
My wedding ceremony has the following sections:
-Reflections on Marriage
-Intro to vows
-Intro to rings
-well wishes for future couple
Post # 3
The only extra we are including is a reading. We are using a excerpt from C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity. It isn’t overly religious (it does mention God once, but you could cut it if you wanted) or sappy.
We wanted the ceremony to be sweet and simple.
I don’t know about including a 1 year. At that age, there’s probably a lot of oppertunity for things to go wrong/him not wanting to cooperate! I’d probably just let the ceremony be about you and your Fiance.