(Closed) How to begin wedding without processional?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
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  • Post # 2
    9561 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Can you both be in the lighthouse and then just “appear” in front of guests?


    Post # 3
    4810 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    doubletrouble:   I’d suggest making an aisle, ten guests on each side.  Will people be sitting or standing?  You can perhaps cue some of the guests to stand, or to turn, indicating that you will appear, and in what direction. 

    Post # 4
    47430 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    doubletrouble:  Are you having an officiant? The officiant could ring a small bell and ask the guests to stand and welcome the brides.

    If you like the bell idea, you could leave a jingle bell on each chair and the officiant could ask the guests to stand and make some joyful noise with their bells.

    Post # 5
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

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    doubletrouble:  So you are just going to appear? You have to come from somewhere, right? You dont necessarily have to have an aisle up the middle of the people, the two of you can enter from where ever together. I like the bell idea.

    Post # 6
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    doubletrouble:  my wedding was also similar to yours, we just stood at the spot we wanted with all the other guests on one side, and the officiant just started the ceremony when she saw that we were ready. 

    Post # 7
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    Ask the officiant to say, “all rise” as you approach – should be pretty easy!

    Post # 9
    40 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Home

    I also had a small wedding, and people just stood around the arbor. I didn’t officially have an aisle, but did have music, which really signifies the start. So, I would consider some kind of music, even if someone plays it from an iPod or something or you can hire some kind of instrumentalist. Otherwise, you could mingle with your guests, and the officiant tells everyone to have a seat (or move behind a certain area or something) and you and your bride remain standing.

    Post # 10
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    Yeah, I think you’re overthinking this.  You don’t need a ton of people to have an aisle.  Even if there are only 2 guests, just put them on opposite sides of each other and walk in between them to reach the officiant.

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