(Closed) Forget the Reception tell me about the Ceremony

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
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Sugar bee

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hikingbride:  dont worry so much about your mum, honestly. She will get over it and on the day I promise she will just be excited to see you get married. The ceremony is so important, you really have to do what’s in your heart x

Post # 17
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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bblue510:  Ours was last June.  We had dreams of a gorgeous view and no need for decorations.  We picked a spot on public land with a view of red cliffs and mountains.  The sun was going to be glowing aginst the cliffs as we got married.  It was across a somewhat deep wash, so we rented 6-seater UTVs to get our guests to the location.  A couple of my brothers-in-law were our drivers. We got surpremely rainy weather, postponed by a half hour and had dry skies for the duration of the ceremony plus just enough time for everyone to get out again.  It started raining as the wedding party drove back to the reception venue.  Oh, and the rental company gave us the wrong chairs, so even the small amount of decoration I was going to have became impossible due to the shape (they refunded us).

I don’t really remember a lot from the ceremony itself.  It was pretty swift.  My Father-in-law was our officiant – it meant so much to have him do it instead of a total stranger, almost made my husband cry, bwahaha. I really don’t remember much of what was said, though of course it was all meaningful between his prayer and our vows.  Despite rehearsals, our best man gave me my own ring instead of my husband’s.  That was funny as heck.  When it all ended, everyone came around for hugs and one of my new cousins caught a lizard, which spent a few minutes hanging out on my bouquet, as all lizards should (see avatar).

I guess what mine sums up to is that things go wrong, but who the hell cares?  It just made it more entertaining or memorable in the long run.  We had a great day!

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Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

We just got married 2 weeks ago. Our company was about 1/2 long give or take.  We got married at my home church. Before the bridal party walked in we had his mother and my aunt light the unity candle, then the bridal party marched in on ” The Lady, Her lover, and Lord” by T.D. Jakes. My son walked me down the aisle. A very good friend sang ” Evergreen” by Barabra Siestein.  Besides that, we also had a duet song and “The Lords Prayer” Song and we did the Sand presentation

 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

OP I was super nervous about the ceremony too! We got married in my husband’s church. He is Syrian Orthodox and I’m Catholic. So the entire ceremony was in Aramaic which neither of us understands and their traditions are completely different! 

The ceremony was about 25 minutes and we had a full house. 

 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We looooved our ceremony. after all, it’s the most important part of the day! We were in a gazebo surrounded by our family and closest friends. It was intimate and the ceremony was very personal. We wrote our own thoughts to each other and there were tears galore. It was everything that was authentic to us. We had a wonderful officiant and we told her what was important to us but we did not have much input in what she would say. She did better than I could have if I hand picked everything. We asked everyone to be unplugged and I was very happy our photos show guests faces and emotion. 

 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

 

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aubreeleann03:  This is a super random question, but I notice that you are standing on the right and your husband on the left. This seems to be unusual as almost every ceremony I have seen, the bride stands to the left. Did yu decide to do this for a specific reason or did it just happen that way? I ask because (I KNOW this sounds so dumb but..) I really don’t like the right side of my face, haha. I have a “better side” which is what I would want in my ceremony photos. I also plan on having my hair pulled away on that side and I just think he photos would be better. Whenever I mention standing on the right, people tell me that I shouldn’t because it’s not where the bride stands. Any thoughts would be appreciated! Haha, thanks.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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stevielee:  Hehe I totally did this on purpose and for photo reasons too! I had recently gotten my shoulder piece tattoo and it is a stained glass piece that is from my church SO since I was getting married in my church I really wanted it to show! My officiant, my photographer and my family all assured me that there were no “rules” and to go for it! So I went for it and I’m so super glad I did, I love that my hair is showing (it was pulled over to that side) and I really love that my “church” tattoo was showing in all the pictures! =)

This is your day, buck the rules! I promise you that you wont forget it, pictures are forever!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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aubreeleann03:  The tattoo is a great reason to stand on that side! Thanks for the input, I will stand my ground 🙂

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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stevielee:  I look forward to seeing your pictures! We can start a new trend!!

 

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