A wedding ceremony can bring people to tears, laughter, to reminiscence, to feel joy, pride and overwhelming gratitude. Sometimes, though, it can be an obligation where people glaze over or secretly look at their phone or watch to see how much time has elapsed. What makes one ceremony more engaging than another?
Nothing beats a beautiful day on the beach – especially at sunset – on the SunCoast of Florida. Enjoying two people making their vows with the majesty of the Gulf of Mexico waters as the backdrop tops the list! Don’t overdo the decoration – just make sure your guests are comfortable and see the bride and groom.
If you and your fiancé have your officiant help you personalize the ceremony, it will capture much more attention than if you go with a generic version. Likewise, when couples write their own heartfelt vows, people really feel the love and connection that brought you to this point in your lives.
Adding in something active or sentimental involving parents, children or friends – or the whole gathering – is a great way to balance the officiant’s expected words with something unanticipated. Find something that fits your style – The Wine Box or Flower Exchange, Infinity Cord, Hands of the Bride and Groom, Seashell/Stone or Unity Sand Tradition are favorites of ours.
Forget the First Look
For you and your fiancé – Consider opting out of a “first look” and instead wait until the moment your eyes meet down the aisle. It’s one of the only things people say they vividly remember about their wedding even after decades.
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