24 May 2017
May 24, 2017

The Importance of the Wedding Ceremony

Looking at the title, you might be thinking, “duh, since you can’t really have a wedding without a wedding ceremony, of course it is important.”  Well, what I really mean is that although some couples feel that the wedding ceremony is a key part of the wedding day, others look at it as a formality they need to get through so they can get to the party part, and I wanted to write this post to speak to that second group.

We have always believed that the wedding ceremony sets the tone for the rest of the wedding festivities and after doing so many weddings, we have plenty of feedback from both couples and other wedding vendors to back up this belief.  A great wedding ceremony starts the wedding celebration off on such a positive note.  If you have ever been to a wedding with a great ceremony, you know that you and the other guests went into the reception with such positive feelings of love and joy.  And, although I am sure your parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, etc. love to eat, drink and dance, they are there because you are getting married and the ceremony is very much the you getting married part they came to see.

I think that the problem is that many people have only seen weddings in which the ceremony is too short, too long, too boring, or just the same words they have heard over and over…or worse, a combination of these factors.  By using our Asked to Officiate workbook as your guide to mixing lovey and light-hearted words, keeping the ceremony to around 20 minutes, and making the ceremony personal and representative of the couple, a ceremony can be written and delivered that creates a mood of fun and love that the guests will take from the ceremony right into the reception.

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