Every suggestion we present, here or in personal consultation with one of our officiants, has a main purpose: to help you to be comfortable and relaxed so you can be conscious and present to one another throughout your wedding day
The purpose of the day: Each moment and element of your ceremony from processional to your “happily ever after” should have meaning as personal and expressive as you are as a couple, Spend time with your officiant to make sure they really “get” you and are ready, willing and delightfully able to help you create a wonderful beginning to your new life together. Also, be sure that your officiant secures your date, time and venue with a written, signed contract and a clear back-up plan in case of an emergency.
Phew – there you are: Consider spending private time together on the day of your wedding prior to the ceremony as you are the ones who can best help each other through the emotion and tension that can arise in the day. It can be a wonderful idea to see one another in a private setting when you are both all dressed up beautifully for your wedding. This extraordinary moment can be captured by your photographer in your lovely setting. This can be a powerful time together which creates a wonderful, intimate feeling for you both to carry through the ceremony and your day.
Watch your heels: Give yourself the option to not have the aisle runner as shoes often get caught on them and can really be a hazard. Think about creating a lovely walkway with perhaps flower petals or another simple element. The aisle runner is another one of those sweet and old-fashioned (but now outdated) holdovers – this one from a time when brides had to walk through muddy pastures on their way to the church.
Hurray – you did it: After you walk happily down the aisle, consider going off – just the two of you – to spend a few minutes alone to take a deep breath, relax or even sip champagne together for the first time as a married couple. Once the party starts, you will be immediately surrounded by your loving and excited friends and family to begin the festivities. But having had your own brief “private” reception as a couple, you will feel fully present to one another, even in the middle of a hundred people!
Wedding perfection – an oxymoron: Finally – try not be focused on everything being “perfect” – every wedding has its own unique perfection and imperfection. Out of this whole wide world, you have found each other and that is really what is most important. So what if some minor glitch occurs? Laughter can be a wonderful occurrence (and stress reliever!) during the ceremony and throughout your celebration. And at the end of they day, you will begin a new and wonderful life together. Now isn’t that truly the best part of all?
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