(Closed) Rescheduling the WEDDING~ Any IDEAS???

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am so sorry you are having to change everything, but I also think that it is great that you are looking past the tragedy and onto normality and the future.  Is there a pretty garden near where you are?  Or someone who still has a nice house with a nice yard?

I guess we need more information on your area and how many people you are thinking.  What is the timespan that you are thinking?

Post # 5
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ugh, you have a tough situation.  Can you just use a master of ceremonies and have it be non traditional and not religous?

Post # 9
1 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

You inspired me to join wedding bee so I could comment on your post. I would imagine any sort of priest or minister is quite busy in Japan right now, and also that your FI’s family could extra use a happy occasion. Could you have a ceremony with his parents maybe doing a reading about love/marriage and sort of serving as the emcees? Like an extended version of when the bride’s parents offer her hand in marriage in a traditional American ceremony. How about reading your vows and exchanging simple bands but not having it officiated? You could start with a moment of silent prayers, then say a few words about marriage being support & encouragement & and someone to lean on in times of sorrow and in to share times of joy – since this occasion is acknowledging the sorrow, but also about sharing joy. Then say your vows, then you could turn to the friends & family gathered and ask them to do one of the versions of guest participation… like ring warming, or an affirmation of vows. I think the location can be anywhere you can creatively find…a restaurant with a small courtyard? A university with a chapel?  Good luck to you!!


Post # 10
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would see if you can get married in a park or garden near your home for anyone you know in Japan.

Post # 14
84 posts
Worker bee

So will it still be April 2nd then?

I have a few ideas but I’m not sure if you’ll have time.

Maybe include a candle ceremony where everyone holds a candle. You could make this a tribute to the earthquake victims. You would need dripless candles if you’re doing this indoors. Also it has to be ok with your venue. Tea lights in glass might work too. By the water of the pool, this could be pretty.

A musical guest at some point would be nice if you know anyone who sings or plays an instrument.

Have you heard of wishing trees for weddings? Some people do this instead of a guest book, but you can do it in addition to a guest book. Basically, people write wishes for the couple and they are hung on a tree. The “tree” can be a branch, a plant, a tree, etc. Afterwards, the wishes are collected and kept by the couple. I’ve seen Yoko Ono do a variation of this as an art project. This could be something guests add to throughout the evening. You could keep it on a table near the entrance. They are pretty. Just google “wishing tree weddings” to see some.

Here’s a slightly fancy one: http://www.herecomestheguide.com/blog/detail/wish-for-a-better-guest-book/

Since your family is not going to be able to make it, you could have a few framed photos to represent them. You could also frame some photos of his family too, and some of you as a couple. 

Ok, hope this helps.

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