Post # 1
I know that I’ve got plenty of time to get all my planning done, but I am getting ready to start a new job and I am just not sure how much time I will actually have once that all starts up. I was just wondering if anyone knew of any non-traditional and short wedding ceremony scripts that were floating around on the internet or anything like that.
Any ideas would be appreciated!
Post # 3
I have a bunch of different scripts from my officiant, if you PM me I can send them to you!
Post # 4
I would just search for older posts in the search bar. It might give you some inspiration.
Best wishes with your planning.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice, still looking. I’m so overwhelmed already and I have just started planning. 🙁
Post # 6
Awww…..*hugs* it will be okay. I am a teacher and started planning during the school year. I had a major breakdown then with almost a year to go so I totally understand. I am doing as much as possible before summer break ends. Try to get as much done before your new job starts, but pace yourself.
Wedding planning is supposed to be fun, not overwhelming.When you get stressed and it seems like a chore–STOP and take a break. It will all work out .
Post # 7
Try this: http://www.banfflakelouiseweddings.com/ceremony.html
We are considering using this company to elope next year.
Post # 8
@Mathis13: I think it depends on what I’m doing when it comes to planning. If it’s something I am really excited about (like anything to do with the reception) then I’m having a blast. However, with the ceremony, I’m having a really hard time. I wanted to get married at the courthouse and then have just a reception. My man thought that the families would not be super happy about that. I’m sure I’ll get over it. Haha. It’s just a lot to do, and from what I am told, it will go super fast.
@canarydiamond: Thank you! That might be helpful.
Post # 9
My officiant is letting us do whatever we want for the ceremony. We are having a Christian (but not Catholic…my understanding is those are quite long! ours is 15 minutes) ceremony and he emailed me a generic sample to start with. While googleing, I found that he had stolen it from about.com. And I laughed a lot.
Anyhow, about.com actually has some pretty decent ceremony outlines, and can give you some idea of what is “traditional” and maybe help figure out how you would like yours to be diffferent. It might have nontraditional ceremonys listed as well, I’m not really sure.
On that note… specifically what do you mean by nontraditional? Do you want your ceremony to be religious, or even just include a few religious elements? If so, maybe search for a typical ceremony from that religion and edit it into something that fits you better. Leave in anything meaningful to you/FI, and maybe a few familiar elements for any family memebers who might appreciate them (grandma, for example)
If you want it to be nonreligious, search for a secular wedding ceremony and see what pops up. I actually went to college with the folks in this post — they are a pretty awesome couple, and I’m sure you won’t find a better example!http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2011/11/20/a-secular-wedding-ceremony-from-start-to-finish/
Post # 10
@pricklypig: Thank you. That was exactly an example of what I was looking for. 🙂