(Closed) Fun things during the ceremony

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I like these ideas! we’re totally doing “til death or zombie apocalypse” in our vows.

Post # 3
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t really like ‘fun’ or jokey things in a wedding ceremony. To me, a marriage ceremony is a serious and solemn thing and should not be treated lightly. There is the rest of the day (and your lives!) for ‘fun’ stuff, if that’s what you want, but in my view the ceremony should be kept formal and taken seriously. Also, a lot of the more jokey ‘vows’ (i.e. ‘I promise to always take out the bins’ hahaha) are a bit cringey and are often an in-joke that a lot of your guests won’t get. Iwent toa wedding with vows like this last year and a lot of the older guests especially did not approve.

That said, its your wedding and you should do what you want. Mine is just an opinion but bear in mind that it’s one that some of your guests might share.

Post # 4
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

MrsS_to_be:  I agree with glasgowgirl:  , but a bit of humour to break the ice always helps.

I went to my Uncle’s (third) wedding, and when the ‘does any person know of any reason…’ there was a bit of a joke with my dad and other uncle. Nothing horrible, just to break the family tensions (long story lol).

Then again, the ‘waffley’ vows were hilarious!

Post # 5
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

MrsS_to_be:  Meh, I agree with one of the PPs — I don’t care for jokes during ceremonies.  I really love wedding ceremonies, and my New Husband and I kind of relive our own wedding when we attend others’ ceremonies.  I think it’s meaningful to every couple present to hear honest vows and witness a touching ceremony.  Besides, all sorts of “funny” things might happen naturally!  For example, New Husband dropped my engagement ring during our wedding, and my SIL’s train got caught on something during hers.  Up to you, of course, but I just prefer a serious ceremony and then laissez le bon temps rouler at the reception!

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