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Breathe in, Breathe Out: Calming Brides' and Grooms' Nerves

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Published: Thursday, Sep. 5th, 2019

We recently worked with a bride that straight up warned us that she might have a panic attack during the wedding ceremony! 

Spoiler alert, she was just fine, and the wedding ceremony went off without a hitch! But as anybody who has experience with these matters can attest, nerves are a huge part of the ceremony experience and it’s best to address the problem head on, and find a solution that works for the couple. That way, everyone is relaxed and happy on the big day.

Our first line of advice is the following: Your wedding is going to be an emotional day and there will be plenty of nerves to go around. Once you accept that, you can create a plan to address or accomodate these feelings, because they are natural. 

Let’s get started......(continued)

Tags: aisle-planning, asked-to-officiate, brides, ceremony-tips, wedding-mistakes




5 Wedding Ceremony Gaffes, Blunders, and Mistakes to Avoid

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Published: Thursday, Apr. 4th, 2019

A wedding ceremony can be pretty much anything that you want it to be, as long as it reflects the couple and their relationship. However, having performed quite a few weddings between us, and heard about many more, we thought we should help out first time, or newish, officiants by reviewing some serious “ceremony killers” that we’ve encountered in our years in the wedding industry.  

Below, we review some traps to avoid when it comes time to plan your wedding ceremony.

1. Don’t make the ceremony too long. We shoot for 20 minutes, but you can make it a bit longer if you feel you have enough solid material to keep the audience engaged. Just remember, no matter how good the ceremony is, most people will naturally tune out after 30 minutes. ...(continued)

Tags: writing-the-wedding, wedding-mistakes, ceremony-length




Wedding Ceremony Disasters, and How to Avoid Them

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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 26th, 2018

In previous articles, we mentioned the need for good communication between the couple and their officiant, independent of whether the officiant is a professional or a friend or family member. We also mentioned that if your chosen officiant is performing a wedding ceremony for the first or second time, they should seek guidance. 

There’s a reason for that! 

Below, we recount some stories that folks have shared with us, to illustrate why strong communication, research, and preparation are so important. So, settle in, pour yourself a holiday cocktail, and let the drama unfold!

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Tags: wedding-mistakes, first-time-officiants, ring-ceremony





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