- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Hi Bees! I’m new to the site, but not new to wedding planning (we got engaged 6 months ago). We are having the ceremony and reception at the same golf club in the beautiful hills of northern California.
While our venue is traditional, we are all but traditional people. With that said, I’m having a hard time figuring out what to do for our ceremony. My dad is our officiant and is extremely eloquent and fun-loving… we wanted someone that’s close to us and well-spoken to be the officiant because we don’t belong to a church and won’t be having a pastor/priest marry us. I think we’ll have Mr. B’s dad do a prayer for us at the beginning of the ceremony (probably the most traditional thing that will happen), and I know my dad will come up with wonderful things to say during the ceremony, and we plan on writing our own vows (although Mr. B doesn’t know it yet ).
So can anyone help me find some creative ideas for the ceremony to carry on our fun, non-traditional theme? I do NOT want to do a unity candle, sand pouring, dove release, etc. All too traditional and just not our style. BUT! I would like to do something that symbolizes our unity, or some kind of activity to break up all the talking. I would ideally like our ceremony to last about 20-30 minutes so nothing too long.
Mr. B is VERY into guitars, guitar playing, and music in general. I am a pre-nursing student that loves DIY projects and music.
Any ideas would be so appreciated!