A wedding is a huge event, and it's important to make it as personal as possible. You, as a couple, will remember this day for the rest of your lives. The ceremony you choose for your wedding should reflect who you are and what you value most. Sometimes, it's not enough to go through the motions of a traditional wedding ceremony. You want your wedding to be special and unique to you and your partner.
Personalizing and customizing your wedding ceremony is easy. Here are some ideas on how you can make your wedding ceremony more personal, family-friendly, and fan-friendly.
You could have your ceremony at a venue that has meaning for you, or you could choose a location that has meaning for the two of you. You could also have an outdoor wedding if the weather is good!
You should also think about what kind of ceremony you want. Do you want it to be religious or secular? Do you want to include traditions from your cultural background? Or do you want to create your ceremony? Work with your professional officiant to create the ceremony of your dreams.
Cultural traditions such as lighting the unity candle, handfasting, jumping the broom, or tasting the four elements are great ways to celebrate and tie in additional meaning to the ceremony.
One of the most important things to do is to include family and friends in the ceremony. Have a family member read a poem, a scripture passage, or a quote from your favorite book. You can even include anime quotes in your ceremony!
It's also important to consider your guests and what they would like, as well. Is your heart set on that outdoor ceremony? Make sure you provide fans, shade, and drinks if it will be hot, or cover-ups and heat lamps if it will be cold. You can also have a theme that represents both your and your significant other's interests, hobbies, or fandoms. If you're a big fan of Star Wars, for example, you could have an Imperial March play before the wedding party walks down the aisle or have a lightsaber salute for the recessional. If you're a diehard steampunk fan, have your guests wear clothing or accessories in that style. A signature drink is another way to add a bit of your personality while also pleasing the attendees.
What elements will you be adding to your ceremony to make it special for you as a couple and your guests? Let us know in the comments!