Post # 1
neither my fiancee nor i are religious, so we’re planning on having a fairly non-denominational ceremony (my dad is officiating). in rounding up ideas for what to incorporate, i’ve come across Quaker wedding ceremonies. i really like that it allows everyone to be involved in one way or another, that you’re married by and supported by a community of your friends and family. i have a very small wedding party (just my sister and my fiancee’s best friend), so i’m drawn to ideas that let a lot of people participate in the ceremony. i LOVE how this bride incorporated the idea into her wedding:
does anyone have any experience with Quaker ceremonies? how was it incorporated, what did the officiant say. is anyone else thinking of going this route?
Post # 3
Leaver! That sounds amazing!! What a beautiful wedding. I just had the tiem to read through to that blog, and for anyone planning to write their own ceremony I totally suggest going to that link and then clicking around her blog, I am definitely adding her to my blogroll!
I wish I could do something like that, but with our 275 guests I would get a little nervous as so how long that could go on! I want to plan to do something similar at our rehersal dinner. What a great fantastic idea — Bees – click through to that link!!!!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
A backyard wedding is one of my favorite blogs – isn’t it gorgeous?!?
Post # 5
That looks amazing Leaver!
Thanks for posting the link for the backyard wedding blog! Another website to add to my folder!!! 🙂
Post # 6
A couple whom my parents have known for years had a Quaker ceremony. It was several years before I was born, but my mom told me once that it was the most beautiful wedding she’d ever been to (and she’s been to many). I remember her saying that the officiant wasn’t very involved, that "they basically married themselves," and that almost every guest (among a fairly small number) wished the couple well as part of the ceremony. It sounded nice.
Post # 7
Yeah, I LOVE a backyard wedding. The bride and groom are beautiful people, which helps, and she’s got all sorts of fantastic ideas (repurposing sheets as napkins – genius! perhaps a touch icky, but I’m going to stick with genius).
That ceremony is far and away my favorite that I’ve read about. I plan on stealing handily from her.
Post # 8
If by any chance you live in PA, you can get a "self-uniting" marriag license. Basically, it was created for Quakers who "marriage themselves". We’ve gone back & forth over using it.