The wedding ceremony is the most important part of the wedding. This is where the vows are made and the happy couple is pronounced man and wife. Many couples wonder, however, what exactly goes into planning the ceremony - and how they can personalize it.
Planning the Ceremony
Planning the ceremony is very important, from the practical aspects to the aesthetic touches. In this LoveToKnow Weddings category, you'll find articles pertaining to all aspects of the ceremony, including:
- Choosing the ceremony location
- The typical order of service
- Planning the wedding processional
- Various ethnic and cultural ceremony traditions
- Decorating the church or ceremony site
- Unique ceremony ideas, like incorporating a wedding entrance dance
- Involving children in the ceremony
- Planning, designing, and ordering wedding programs
Wedding Ceremony Music
The ceremony music is a major part of the ceremony itself. Traditional weddings include pre-ceremony (also known as introductory or seating) music, processional music, special music for the bride, and recessional music. Couples may also choose to have vocalists or other musicians perform special music during the ceremony. We have hints and tips on just how to navigate the world of ceremony music, from listening to wedding music online to choosing a perfect wedding love song for a special performance.
Wedding Readings and Prayers
Incorporating special readings and prayers can really help make the ceremony meaningful and unique. LoveToKnow offers a variety of resources on choosing and creating wedding readings, verses, prayers, and other special sentiments.
Traditional wedding vows are beautiful, but many couples choose to create their own vows. Whether you want romantic vows, vows that include children, or alternative humorous vows, you'll find many tips on how to write your own wedding vows. You'll also find original sample of wedding vows to inspire you and alter for your own use.
From the initial planning stages to the last note of recessional music, every part of the wedding ceremony is important. Make it beautiful, and make it your own.