Post # 1
Small wedding, outdoors, no processional, no wedding party, just the two of us and our officiant.
So a two-fold question. How do we signify the beginning of the ceremony, do we join at the designated space, hand in hand? Do we do something special to make people aware?
The reception is in the same place, just a few feet away. If we’re not walking down the aisle as husband and wife, how do we disband? I can’t get a good image of how this will work out
Post # 2
Why is there no aisle? Is it due to the design of the location or personal preference?
Post # 3
Personal preference, we could throw down a runner if we wanted, but the whole idea of doing our wedding this way is so that it’s not a big show and I feel like that would defeat the purpose.
Post # 4
For the start of the ceremony, the entrance of the officiant generally will get the guests’ attention. You and your Fiance can either walk the aisle together or come in from opposite sides.
After the ceremony, when the officiant pronounces you husband and wife (or married-your choice of language), the two of you could stay wher you are while the officiant welcomes your guests to come to the front to greet you, similar to a receiving line. Once you have greeted all your guests, you could lead them in a mini parade or second line to the reception area.
Post # 5
Oh that’s beautiful! I really love the idea of having the guests come up for official congratulations at the end of the ceremony 🙂