Here are some ways to make your ceremony unique to you:
Tell your personal story.
Share the story of how you met and why you fell in love. What were the first words you said to each other? Where was your first date? How did the proposal happen? What actions of the other say I love you? What does your partner do that always makes you laugh? Your Celebrant can include these words in the introduction or elsewhere in the ceremony.
Interview your family and friends. Your Celebrant will talk to your loved ones and include their anecdotes, wishes and advice in the body of the ceremony.
Honor the Presenter. If one or both of you will be presented in marriage, take this time to reflect on what this relationship means to you. Have your Celebrant include words of homage, amusing stories, and thanks.
Celebrate Your Heritage. Make a list of your respective ethnic, cultural or religious backgrounds. Research wedding rituals, poets and music from these traditions and create a distinctive blend of words and symbols. Honor both your backgrounds and the ceremony will reflect your unique partnership.
Something New. Borrow freely from the rich wedding customs around the world. You don't need to belong to a particular culture or religion for its rituals to have meaning. Such rituals have been performed for hundreds or thousands of years because they resonate with universal truths about marriage.
Visit these pages for more helpful information on creating your personalized wedding ceremony:
Writing Your Own Vows. Personalize the very heart of your ceremony by speaking vows you have written for each other.
For tips on writing your own vows
Interfaith Weddings. Over 25% of marriages are between partners of different faiths, presenting both challenges and opportunities for couples.
For tips on how to blend and honor both your religious heritages
Involving Children & Stepchildren in Your Wedding.
When children are involved, your wedding reflects not only the joining of husband and wife, but the creation of a new family or stepfamily. There are many ways to reflect family unity in your ceremony.
For tips on how to include your children and stepchildren in the ceremony