Sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to infuse your personality into a wedding ceremony. Here are 5 practical ways to make your wedding ceremony as personal and unique as you and your partner.
1. Write Your Own Vows: The vows can be considered the most personal aspect to a ceremony; it is when you and your partner promise to love and support one another for the rest of your lives. Nothing is more romantic than hearing your partner profess their love for you in their own words. If you are unsure about writing your vows completely from scratch or want to use some traditional vows; take the original wording and infuse your personal touches.
2. Change Up the Ceremony Music: Music is a wonderful way to show you and your partner’s personal tastes. Choose songs that have special meaning to the both of you to play while guests are arriving. Perhaps a loved one couldn’t be at the wedding and you want to honor them; why not have the bridal party walk to a song that was played at their wedding? Maybe you want instrumental music just not Bach or Mozart. Consider some of your favorites films and walk down the aisle to a piece of score from one.
3. Include Elements of You (or your partner’s) Heritage: Is there a special tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation? Perhaps all the women on your side of the family have worn the same veil for 3 generations. Ask family members if there is an heirloom that can be used in the ceremony somehow. This is a great way to honor the bringing of two families together.
4. Include a Special Reading: Do you have a favorite Bible verse or passage from a book that applies to you and your spouse? Does your culture have any writings that are commonly read during wedding ceremonies? Consider adding these elements to your ceremony; they will add a personal and memorable touch.
5. Decorate with Photos: Set up photos of you and your partner near the entrance to the ceremony (perhaps where your programs or guest book are set out). You can even include wedding photos of family members.