Published: Friday, Dec. 14th, 2018
In previous articles, we've talked about how to create a 'religious feel' in the wedding ceremony that matches the couple’s own spiritual disposition. But what about the overall feel and flow, or the 'standard pieces' of the ceremony, like the end-of-aisle question or the pronouncement?
They do! When performing a wedding ceremony, every piece of the ceremony contributes to the overall feel, and is a reflection of the couple. Plus, most folks have heard their fair share of invocations, vow exchanges, and other basic parts of a wedding ceremony in person or in televison or movies, and will be wondering, “How are Matt and Rita going to do theirs?”
This means that the couple and the person who is performing the wedding ceremony (the wedding officiant!) should discuss the feel of all the components - not just the readings. Then, whoever writes the wedding ceremony can select pieces that 'fit' that desired 'feel' to create the perfect ceremony.
Below are two examples of standard parts of a wedding ceremony, the 'end of aisle' question, also commonly referred to as 'giving away the bride,' and the 'first kiss' wording that's used following the pronouncement.
For each one, we provide two options: Traditional or Modern.
The examples above show how simple it can be to toggle between traditional and modern by switching a few words around. The key is to have a clear idea of what style and 'feel' you and the couple prefer before writing the wedding ceremony script.
If you're not sure which you like better, browse our Wedding Ceremony Script Library to see examples of popular wedding scripts.
Remember, every piece within the ceremony can be written to fit the couple and to reflect the tone that they want to convey in their wedding ceremony.
Have fun figuring that out together!
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