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Ready to start planning and personalizing your wedding ceremony? Whether you’re having a religious, civil or symbolic ceremony, you’ll find everything you need to make it memorable in these articles.

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Heidi
November Wedding Ceremony Ideas- Reception in Summer
Heidi, On September 13, 2021 at 20:16

Hi all, due to new covid restrictions, my fiance and I have decided to proceed with an outdoor wedding ceremony only and to put off the reception for a later date. I'm looking for ideas on how a...

Vinod, saturday 18-Sep-21 2 41
Maria
Finding an Officiant
Maria, On September 9, 2021 at 23:03

Hey everyone! We've been so fortunate so far to find what seems to be great vendors for our team to make our dream day come true. The one thing we're really struggling with is how to best go about...

Maria, saturday 11-Sep-21 4 73
Emilie
You're getting married today! - Choose your ride
Emilie, On July 5, 2016 at 04:08

Hey future brides! Only 20 min before your ceremony!! Luckily one of these rides is ready to bring you there on time! Which one do you choose? 1. Luxurious Car 2. Fire truck 3. Bike Ride 4. Bus Ride...

Rebecca, wednesday 8-Sep-21 9 71
Kristen
Walking Down the Aisle Alone
Kristen, On December 7, 2020 at 12:30

I am wondering if there are any brides out there that are planning to 'give themselves away'? I am planning to but am feeling a bit alone in this, it seems that there is a lot of expectation I should...

Sarah, sunday 5-Sep-21 58 686 1
Tamara
Did anyone have to wear a mask walking down the aisle Indoors?
Tamara, On August 25, 2021 at 17:36

BC just dropped the mask mandate. I am walking down the aisle from INSIDE to OUTSIDE. Do I need a mask? I'm walking alone...

Vinod, friday 3-Sep-21 6 111
Megan
Officiant for ceremony
Megan, On August 31, 2021 at 14:01

Hi everyone! So my partner and I got legally married last year (no ceremony or anything special) due to requirements for our destination wedding we had planned. Well obviously the pandemic interfered...

Michal, thursday 2-Sep-21 6 146
Caitlyn
Rain on your wedding day
Caitlyn, On August 27, 2021 at 20:13

I'm getting married in a week (eeeek!!) and we had initially planned on doing an outdoor ceremony with a backup plan for an indoor ceremony if needed. The forecast keeps changing, and as of right now...

Vinod, tuesday 31-Aug-21 4 92
Charlotte
Country recessional song!
Charlotte, On July 19, 2021 at 14:13

Country recessional song suggestions!!

Derek, thursday 26-Aug-21 5 94
Charlotte
Wedding ceremony music
Charlotte, On August 2, 2021 at 09:08

What was/is your ceremony music? We got married last weekend! We were undecided on a lot of our music until days before. We wanted country music. We decided to do an instrumental version of thousand...

Derek, thursday 26-Aug-21 4 66
Hank
Family Traditions
Hank, On August 17, 2021 at 20:11

Anyone incorporating a particular family tradition at your weddings? In Chinese weddings, we have a tea ceremony where we kneel in front of our parents and elders (grandparents, potentially uncles and...

Vinod, monday 23-Aug-21 5 62
Sofia
Witness .
Sofia, On August 18, 2021 at 19:54

How this everyone decided who their witnesses is going to be ?? i have a hard time deciding and i have to because we are filling up the papers the officient gave us ..

Vinod, monday 23-Aug-21 12 199
Kelsey
Ceremony venues - let's see them!
Kelsey, On August 13, 2021 at 09:31

We just secured our ceremony venue yesterday, yay! 🎉 feeling like it was one of the last things we were lagging on and having trouble finding a place, so I'm so happy and relieved to have it booked....

Amanda, tuesday 17-Aug-21 17 229
Kenan
Wedding role
Kenan, On May 31, 2021 at 17:06

I (M) have a really good friend who's a female. My fiancee would love her to be a bridesmaid but my friend doesn't really want too...I don't wanna make her a groomsman, well because she's a woman....

Shelly, thursday 12-Aug-21 8 187
Abbie
Outdoor ceremony - no music?
Abbie, On July 27, 2021 at 07:36

Hi all! So our wedding is out in a wooded area on a golf course so there isn’t anywhere to hook up music for the procession. The venue said some people hire acoustic players but that’s not really in...

Shelly, thursday 12-Aug-21 33 340
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Marvel/harry Potter/star Wars Recessional Music?
Taylor, On July 22, 2021 at 08:45

Hello all! I am looking for some recessional song ideas. The wedding itself has a very halloween theme and the processional is going to be from Edward Scissorhands (for the bride). Now I'm looking for...

Jenn, tuesday 3-Aug-21 5 62
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church wedding but not a parishioner?
Peedith, On July 27, 2021 at 19:57

Hi all, My fiancée and I would like to get married in a church although he is not Catholic (however I am). However the church that I am a registered parishioner at is a bit far from the venue we are...

Vinod, thursday 29-Jul-21 4 51
Leah
Eloping but want to do something special for our guests at our reception
Leah, On July 7, 2021 at 15:04

Hi everyone! My fiancé and I are toying with the idea of eloping this fall and keeping our wedding date as a reception only for our 130-ish guests. When we elope we will just have our MOH and best man...

Vinod, sunday 18-Jul-21 6 70
Sofia
Officiant search
Sofia, On July 11, 2021 at 21:53

Hi . i am not sure where do i look for a officent !? do we pay them ? how does it work ?

Sofia, sunday 18-Jul-21 11 121
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Wagon for ring bearer
Allison, On July 1, 2021 at 20:56

We had to move our wedding due to COVId and decided to have a baby in between - our baby will be 3 months at the wedding and I want him pulled in a wagon with a sign that says “daddy here comes mommy”...

Karen, monday 5-Jul-21 4 53
Erin
Rain on wedding Day
Erin, On June 20, 2021 at 22:42

We are getting married in June 26th and it is showing 70% chance of rain 😭. I just ordered clear umbrellas for the photos, but my big problem is finding a tent to rent that isn’t crazy expensive. I’m...

Karen, monday 5-Jul-21 5 184
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Junior Bridal Party
Miranda, On June 26, 2021 at 09:25

Hello! We are getting married in September with just our immediate family. Parents siblings and grandparents. As I have 7 siblings and my fiancé has three sisters, we have decided to only have my...

Vinod, saturday 26-Jun-21 3 41
Hank
Virtual Ceremony
Hank, On June 22, 2021 at 06:49

For those who had a virtual ceremony in a church or venue, where did you place the camera? I've seen people do it all sorts of ways and was wondering how you will be tackling this. I've seen it mostly...

Hank, friday 25-Jun-21 7 98
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Invitations
Lindsey, On June 15, 2021 at 16:06

Hello! We have decided to do our ceremony only (social distancing rules allows us to invite everyone - 80) but with reception rules being 25 we are cancelling/postponing the reception. Hopping for...

Vinod, sunday 20-Jun-21 4 106
Hank
Wedding Ceremony Songs
Hank, On June 10, 2021 at 09:44

For your ceremony, are you using tracks by the original artist, a cover version, an instrumental version, or a live band playing the song? If you're using an instrumental version, is it the original...

Amanda, friday 18-Jun-21 17 156
Kimberly
Vows
Kimberly, On June 11, 2020 at 17:44

Is anyone else having a hard time writing vows. Like with covid and everything wedding life is hard. We’re still getting married July 18. But I’m really struggling with figuring out my vows my FH is...

Gary, thursday 17-Jun-21 6 316
Hank
Ring Holder for the Ceremony
Hank, On June 8, 2021 at 07:55

What are you using to hold the rings at the ceremony, before they're placed on your fingers? Locket? Fancy box? Top of a pillow? Also, who are you entrusting to carry the rings throughout the day...

Desiree, monday 14-Jun-21 14 136
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Small Ceremony, with celebration later
Britteny, On April 28, 2020 at 15:59

My fiancé and I just got the go ahead from our town to acquire our marriage license which will enable us to have a small ceremony on our original date with about 5 people. Back story: our original...

Joseph, monday 14-Jun-21 7 219
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What to expect/ask an officiant?
Jaquelyn, On May 12, 2021 at 22:40

Hi! I'm planning a ceremony-only wedding on August 2021 and I realize how now the most important part of the day will be the ceremony. The ceremony will be 30mins and non-denominational. We'll use the...

Jaquelyn, sunday 6-Jun-21 10 124 1
Gioia
Music - recessional ideas
Gioia, On May 17, 2021 at 17:23

Hello everyone, so my fiance and I have everything figured out for our July 17th wedding except 1 thing. We have no clue what song we should use to walk out of the church from. We want something a...

Emma, sunday 6-Jun-21 13 229
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Ceremony order
Jessica, On May 25, 2021 at 22:35

So I really don’t want to have the signing of our lisence in front of our guests. I feel like it really takes away from the intimate moment of your vows, exchange of rings and first kiss. I would like...

Sabrina, sunday 6-Jun-21 8 131
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Ceremony Music - Live or Pre-recorded?
Layla, On June 1, 2021 at 18:00

Hi everyone, I’m curious to know how you’re planning your ceremony music? Can’t decide to go with live music or to just sync to our Spotify. What’re the pros and cons?

Vinod, friday 4-Jun-21 11 101
Hank
Ceremony Time
Hank, On April 28, 2021 at 07:44

For those of you eloping/doing a ceremony only this year and postponing/canceling the reception, what time are you having the ceremony? Does the venue restrict what hours you can have it (i.e. the...

Vinod, monday 31-May-21 6 103