The wedding ceremony, aka the exchange of vows, is arguably the most important part of the day and sets the tone for the whole event. Indeed, that’s the part that many attendees want to see the most. As such, you need to go all out to make it as unique and memorable as possible. Below are some ideas you can use as starting points:
Go for a Personalized Backdrop
The backdrop will appear in all the important photos of the ceremony and adding it with your personal touch will make the visual memories even more sentimental. We suggest using something you, your partner, or somebody from your family has personally built. These include family heirlooms, crosses adorned with flowers, and colorful family name signs.
Add a Natural Feel
If the ceremony is outdoors, it’s only right to have its backdrop feature as many natural elements as possible. For instance, you could incorporate a large tree, or blooming flowers into the overall theme by decorating them with things like ribbons, pompoms, and lanterns. For the blend to feel natural, however, you need to determine the elements to use before you embark on the wedding planning process.
Think Outside the Box for the Unity Ceremony
Unity ceremonies are a staple of every modern wedding and if you choose to have one, try to personalize it to your tastes as a couple. Some ideas to consider include wine blending, skipping rocks, and a sand ceremony. If you’re environmentally conscious – which is very laudable – you could plant a tree together to celebrate your oneness.
Memorialize Lost Loved Ones
Yeah, weddings are supposed to be full of laughter and fun moments but it doesn’t hurt to add a bit of sentimentality. On the contrary, doing something like paying tribute to a departed family member makes the event even more emotional, and consequently memorable. There are various ways to do this, one of which is mentioning them in the day’s program. If they were very special to you, you can try leaving a few seats for them in the front low, fully adorned with their pictures and nametags, so everyone can know how much the lost soul meant to you.
Make a Circle
Having the seating arranged in straight rows is so pre-COVID and immemorable. How about switching things up and placing the seats in a circle and having the guests be all around you, literally speaking?
This setup not only allows guests a much better view than the normal arrangement but makes the whole ceremony much more intimate for everyone in attendance. The only downside is that you need to have a relatively small guest list to pull this off successfully.
Own The Isle
The image of the bride walking down the aisle is one of the hallmarks of the ceremony and you want to give it as much of a personal touch as possible. Unique ideas include placing a specially designed flower decoration across the aisle, decorating the entrances of the aisle with special lanterns or flowers, and installing flowers in the ground as opposed to vases.
To top it off, ensure the processional songs actually mean something to you as a couple – don’t just go for trending selections.