(Closed) Wrote our own Ceremony – Need Opinions *long*

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Lovely. 🙂

ETA: “Marriage is an act of love, an act of faith, and an act of courage.  Like love marriage is a leap into the unknown.  Unlike love, it’s a choice.  It is a commitment to say that this is the person with which i will spend the rest of my life, this is a person with which I can spend the rest of my life.  It is a choice to grow old together, to share in everything, to be a part of another person’s joy and to be a part of another person’s sorrow.

I really like this. Mind if I borrow some for a section of ours?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@chellology: Nope!  But then, I’m trying to figure out how to write in a Terry Pratchet excerpt for part of ours. 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you need some kind of introduction?  Ours went like this: 

 

CELEBRANT:  Good evening everyone and welcome to the wedding ceremony of Mrs  and Mr.  Please take a moment to silence your cell phones and anything else that might distract us.  Let’s forget our mad rush to get here on time. . .put aside any concerns about what happened this week or what might happen last week. . .let’s bring our hearts and our minds here to this moment and to the love that has changed Mr’s and Mrs’s lives forever.

We have come here this evening

to do all those things, old and new,

that are appropriate to such an occasion.
To say solemn words,

To confirm a covenant,
To recognize in this very special event,

the joy of having family and friends in our lives.
We have come here to laugh and to cry,
To sing and to feast and to dance.
 But, above all, we have come to rejoice in love and all its possibilities.


Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand and welcome our Bride.

 

My bridesmaids came down the aisle to the slow part of Canon in D.  Then the officiant said, “please welcome our bride, ” and the faster part came and I walked down the aisle.  

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the rest is great, I’m just worried it’s not long enough?  I am going to send you a copy of my ceremony.  It was about 25 minutes.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re going for something short, ourselves. Fiance doesn’t understand why I don’t want to just stand up and say “I do”. I think ours clocks in around 15 minutes.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You may want to add in a line telling the guests to be seated (assuming they will rise for the bride’s entrance). It sounds silly, but otherwise people will just stand there, not sure when it is appropriate to sit down.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just signed up for this site so that I could respond to this post.  First of all, I can’t believe how amazing this is and you did it yourselves… it’s so well done!  I am impressed!   I think this is just FANTASTIC!  My wedding is in less than 3 days and I HATE the beginning of our ceremony… and I love this so much I’m totally going to be using some of it!  You’re a lifesaver 🙂  

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