- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
So I don’t know if anyone else does this but to calm my mind I have to write out what my ceremony and reception is going to be like, but I feel as if I am forgetting something for my ceremony (and reception but I’ll post that later after I get this fixed)….I actually have to write everything out! I have a bag with folders, a binder and everything else to keep myself organized. xD
So this is how I envision my ceremony playing out:
:: There will be a table before people sit down where they can sign a guest book (One is provided by my venue for free so why not use it right?) and they can grab some Coke Cola (Fiance’s favorite drink) and on the table will also be a “He” and “She” picture frames that have “What we love most about each other.”
:: There will be ceremony programs hanging on the chairs that guests get to read through before the ceremony starts.
:: The officiant and best man (friend got ordained for our wedding) will have everyone stand, my intro song will come on (True Colors by Phil Colins) and my mother will walk me down the isle to give me away.
:: I will turn to an empty chair and place a flower from my bouquet next to the Father of the groom, November 6th, 2011 my fiance’s mother passed away and we want to honor her…if you have any other ideas to this let me know!
:: Then I will take my place in front of Victor, I’ll give my bouquet to my M.O.H and we’ll hold hands.
:: The officiant will read something out of the bible (1st Cor.), We will then do the 7 step vow ritual of Native Americans (My fiance’ is full blooded Native American), thirdly after our 7 steps our officiant will read an apache’ blessing.
:: We will then be standing in front of a table with two sands that we will mix together symbolizing our lives coming together, after that we will sign our marriage certificate in front of all of our guests.
:: I was thinking that our officiant would then ask if “He’ll take me to be his lawfully wedded wife” and if “I’d take him to be my lawfully wedded husband” and when we said yes, we would exchange rings, we’d kiss and then he’d pronounce us husband and wife!
:: Then my fiance’ and I would walk away, followed by the bride’s maids/groomsmen and our officiant would direct them to our reception (being held on the same property) and then the officiant will take my mother, father of the groom, and biological mother of the groom off to where the rest of the wedding party is and we’ll all take pictures together!
Does that sound like a normal ceremony? Am I missing something? Please let me know if I can improve anything! Thanks so much! I’d really appreciate kind, constructive comments that support my wedding and help at the same time – I really don’t want rude or negative comments. Thank you.