Post # 1
My mom wrote me this email “your aunt tells me you aren’t saying vows. Don’t you want to personalize your ceremony in some way?” So now I’m feeling bad about this. I don’t want our ceremony to feel unpersonal or too quick or not meaningful. We are having a non-religious, short ceremony in the gardens of the place where our reception is. It’s possible we’ll just have everyone standing, and I wonder how we’d stretch it to even ten minutes. My mom suggested reading something inspirational, but we’re just shy about these things and have no desire to do them. What to do to make it “personal”?
Post # 6
u could have the officiant say a poem that you two like, or a poem that speak to your love…..
Post # 7
what about asking a friend (or hiring an acquaintance) to sing a song if a reading isn’t your thing?
Post # 9
we are doing the traditional vows – but i also wanted something personal – so we are doing a sand ceremony, which you can find tons of “scripts” for online – my minister and I re-wrote one I found online to be as personal/close to my church as possible – BUT you can totally find non-religious sand ceremonies:
Post # 10
We wrote our vows- but the officiate will be reading them- and all we have to say is We Do– otherwise I would be a sobbing mess- I cant even think about the words wiritten without getting teary eyed- and its 5 months out still