Post # 1
Me and my fiance have changed our last names (he has and I will after the wedding) to a new one made of our last names. We would like to make mention of this during our ceremony before we are presented as the new Mr. and Mrs.
I would love any suggestions or comments on how to phrase it eloquently. This can be like our version of the more common unity candle or sand ceremonies!
I know people will still be confused, but we would like still like to explain it.
We want to say something about how this is a union of our lives and how we are both equals, etc.
Many thanks in advance.
Post # 3
I think you could do it in conjunction with a candle lighting or sand ceremony type thing. A two become one thing. Just be aware that a lot of people at the wedding are probably going to think it’s weird and will likely make comments. Try not to let it upset you. If you think it will upset you, then maybe don’t do it at the ceremony so you don’t have to hear it. It’s a neat idea though. Good luck.
Post # 4
You can mention it as part of the ceremony, but you could always get a jump on it and explain in the programs, if you’re having them. That way, it won’t take people by surprise.
Post # 5
we would do it in the programs, but we are not having any and it’s too late too make any now that it’s two weeks out.
we’re also not doing any sand or candle ceremony.
Any other ideas?
Post # 6
Perhaps after you exchange rings, your officiant could say something along the lines of:
"Your first name" and "Mr.’s first name" have exchanged rings as a symbol of their love for one another. As they embark on their new life together today and start their own family, they have chosen to create a new blended last name that honors both of their family names. I’m thrilled to be the first to introduce you to: Mr. and Mrs. NewLastName! Congratulations!"
And later, when you’re introduced as "Mr. and Mrs. NewLastName," whoever is introducing you can just enunciate well; s/he won’t have to explain how the NewLastName came about since your officiant will have already done so.
Post # 7
oh stephunny! that one is wonderful thank you so much!
you’re a great writer.
if you have any other gems, bring them my way.