If you are planning a wedding, there are countless decisions to make – but the most important ones will likely be about the ceremony. If you will be having a traditional religious ceremony, there may not be too much planning beyond aisle décor and choosing readers. However, if you’re planning to have a non-religious ceremony, the format is up to you. You may still want to include the basics: a word of welcome from the celebrant for your wedding in Brisbane, your vows and exchanging of the rings, and your presentation as a newly-married couple. Beyond these, here are a few ideas for things you might include to make your ceremony memorable and personal.
The popular Unity Candle has roots in Christianity, so you might opt to skip it – but there are many other symbolic rituals you can include. For example, you could combine two bottles of wine and share a single glass after exchanging vows. Or, for a beach wedding, you might layer different colours of sand in a glass container and have your Brisbane celebrants explain that the two colours of sand will never be truly separate again – just like you and your partner. Another fun idea is to plant a tree together in a container at the ceremony to be planted later at your new home (to go the extra mile, bring jars of soil from each of your hometowns to use).
With no religious constraints, you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to choosing readers as well as meaningful readings. You may invite family members or close friends to say a few words or share a passage. The passage you choose is up to you; think about meaningful passages from your favourite poem, book, or song that hold value for you as a couple. It might be something about love in general that resonates with you or it might be something more specific that defines what marriage means to you – either way, look for something that relates to your relationship and future.
Your Love Story
There’s nothing more personal than the story of how you met and fell in love. Civil celebrants in Brisbane are often happy to work with you to create an abridged version of the events, highlighting special moments that helped you realise that you had each found the right person. You may also decide to include some of your personal love story in your vows in lieu of traditional lines.
Whims and Wishes Celebrant Services – Your Brisbane Civil Celebrants
If you’re looking for a celebrant for your upcoming wedding, contact Whims and Wishes Celebrant Services first. We offer a husband and wife team with an emphasis on communication and a passion for working with couples to help them achieve the wedding of their dreams. With affordable prices and excellent service, we listen to you and help you have the ceremony you want because it’s your day – and no one else’s. Contact us to discuss how we can help make your wedding day anything you want it to be.
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