Although there are a lot of components to a ceremony to consider (script writing, aisle decor, attire, ushers or programs) there are also lots of ways to make your ceremony, uniquely you.
Here are our top 5 ideas to create a unique and memorable ceremony that will keep your guests engaged and entertained though-out.
1- Have ushers.
If you don't assign ushers, have someone onsite to greet your guests. There is nothing worse than a guest who doesn't know where to go, or if they can enter the ceremony space, or where to sit. it elevates your entire experience to have someone greeting the guests. If you are handing out programs, bubbles or confetti, this will ensure that no one walks past the table and feels left out later on.
2- Offer drinks.
If you are getting married outside in the summer, have something for the guests to drink. They will likely show up about 30-45 minutes early, the ceremony will probably last 15-30 minutes and you may be asking them to stick around for photos afterwards. In 30+ degree weather, that's a long time outside in the heat. Consider water bottles with cute custom logos or even doing a bubbly wall!
3- Consider a "swap".
Rather than having your family sit on "your side", do a swap. This way your family can actually see your face during the ceremony, not the back of your head. It's a bit unconventional, but its great! You can get some pretty incredible candid photos this way throughout the ceremony too.
4- Hire a videographer.
You will be so emotional or nervous, you will forget most of your ceremony or your wedding vows. It's also a great way to re-visit these special moments, especially if you have family members doing readings. Imagine being able to look back on this video in 5 years and watch your family members and friends arriving to the ceremony, hugging and greeting each other. Imagine having your videographer capture marriage advice from your parents or grandparents and looking back on that years after they have passed? Those memories are priceless.
Here are a a few of our favourites:
5- Make an anniversary box.
If you have never heard of an anniversary box, you are missing out! It is a customized little box (you can find so many on etsy) that you fill with unique items that are specific to you. You seal the box during the ceremony, and open it on your first anniversary.
Here are a few things that you can include in your anniversary box:
1) A bottle of wine
2) Letters from parents or grandparents
3) Your vows
4) A letter to each other
We hope these ideas have helped you create the most customized, unique ceremony you could possibly have!
- Tricia xoxo