(Closed) Ceremony Rough Draft-How does it look?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

That made me tear up, especially the last part about the kiss. I may steal that. Slight nitpick: there is something awkward about “the forbearers of the two now before us.” Kind of singsongy or something…. you might want to rework that. It’s a lovely sentiment though, jsut maybe play with the wording?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

it seems nice, but extremely short??  I’d like to see some more personal things about you as a couple.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

We’re doing officiant’s welcome and she reads few paragraphs about relationships–our declaration of intent (will you? i will; will you? i will)–another couple paragraphs of exposition by the officiant–our vows (i promise to…) with rings–pronounce us husband and wife–kiss–break glass–recessional. I kind of like having our parts broken up. So I would vote do you? i do–winebox–rings/vows. Keep things interesting for your guests.

 

@MrsHart2Bee:  We just googled “wedding readings” and found a ton that we liked. There are also a lot of secular/different/unique ones on offbeat bride. And weirdly enough the knot has a bunch of different vows for all different kinds of beliefs. Ours are not super unique, but we found ones that resonate with us and remind us of our relationship. We’re using “union” and a selection from ‘captain corelli’s mandolin’ with both of them dressed up with some exposition by our officiant. One of the things that was important to us was that it was something that we could hear coming out of our friend’s mouth since we’re having a friend marry us instead of a professional officiant. It’s fun to read stuff and talk about them, we had a lot of fun doing it.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

lovely!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

@MrsHart2Bee:  Maybe after this part: “We are gathered together here to celebrate the love which Jamie and Jerrid have for each other, to give social recognition to their decision to commit their lives and accept each other completely, to learn how to help and understand each other, to build a family, and together, to travel through life. ” Add Jamie and Jerrid have been together X years, been thru a lot, met in X way which is meaningful because…, something like that? Honestly I think that your ceremony is individualized, so even if you aren’t discussing yourselves/your relationship specifically, you obviously crafted it with things that are important to you in it. It will be something unique that your guests hear, and that makes it personal.

We’re having a friend marry us and unless she decides to write and say something different in her intro, there’s no specific discussion of details about us. But we’re not using the classic Christian or Jewish vows, so it will be unique and personal in that way. At least I hope that’s enough personalization…. we’re already making her talk in front of 180 people, I hate to make her write something meaningful and personal too. πŸ™‚

I’m super excited. I love your ceremony, especially the part about the kiss, I can’t wait to hear how it comes out in real life!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

Do you switch your names back and forth on purpose, as an equality thing?  Jerrid & Jamie, Jamie & Jerrid?  If that’s the purpose, it kind of makes sense.  Otherwise, I’d consider making it uniform.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We are also doing the wine/box ceremony but changed it up a little. First we took out the part about “trouble” because while yes, realistic that the marriage will not be bubbles and sunshine, at our wedding we don’t want to bring it up. 

Second, we basically added that, after your 5 year, open the bottle, read etc. then write another letter about the marriage at this point. Seal, and place the additional letter and a new bottle of wine in the box. 

So basically every 5 years we will drink the wine, read the letters, add another letter… (hope that is making sense)

I don’t mind the ceremony being short πŸ™‚

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