There are many different kinds of weddings, and the ceremony is one of the most unique and memorable parts of the day. You want it to be as good as possible, of course. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid during your ceremony.
1. Lack of Communication with Guests. Your wedding ceremony will start at a certain time, so be sure to tell your guests when they need to be seated. By telling guests to find seats, no one will have to stand up for the whole ceremony. Also, guests need to be reminded to turn off their cell phones. You don't want a wacky ringtone to start playing while you're saying your vows.
2. Failing to Communicate with your Officiant. Too many couples have a picture of their first kiss with the officiant standing in the background. Most officiants should know this, but you can never be sure. Talk to your officiant ahead of time about moving out of the way during the first kiss so that your photographer can get a clear shot of you and your partner. Keeping in touch with your officiant is also a good idea if you want to make the ceremony more meaningful. It is vital for the officiant to understand what is important to you and your partner, so those elements can be included in your ceremony. You can also read this blog to get an idea of what officiants do.
3. Not Prepping the Ring. No one wants to fumble with the wedding rings during the ceremony. Make sure your rings are easy to get to and don't need to be taken out of any packaging before you walk down the aisle. This also means taking off any price stickers and having the engagement ring if needs to be set into the wedding band.
4. Forgetting your Mic Check. If you want to use a microphone at your ceremony, make sure it works well before the big day. Technology problems can't always be avoided, but you can make it less likely that something will go wrong during or before your ceremony.
5. Not Looking at your Partner. It's easy to lose track of each other while you're focused on the words your officiant is speaking. Focus as much of your attention as possible on your partner during the ceremony. As an added bonus, your photographer will be able to capture some truly heartfelt moments as a result.