The moment you walk down the aisle to meet your better half in front of your favorite people should be a moment to remember. If the idea of a traditional wedding ceremony sounds a little lackluster, personalizing some of the moments could be a great option. Through years of attending tons of weddings, we have seen many ways to personalize your wedding ceremony. Take a look!
Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony Entrance or Exit
Is there anything more fun than a wedding party dancing as they make their way down the aisle or a happy couple celebrating as they leave the ceremony? The aisle processional and recessional are awesome moments during your ceremony where there is tons of room for personalization.
Music can play a key role in your wedding ceremony before you even walk down the aisle. Work with your wedding DJ to create a playlist specifically for your ceremony. When it’s time to walk down the aisle, you can choose to have a special song play that means something to both of you. “Here Comes The Bride” (Wagner’s Bridal Chorus) might just not do it for you. If you’re feeling a bit bolder, choreograph a dance for your wedding party to party down the aisle as they enter. The choice is yours!
As for the exit, you can also leave on a high note. Choose a song choice that fills the room and your soul with the mood of your choice. You could have your ushers pass out fresh flower petals to guests to then throw them as you walk back down. Or, plan for a grand exit from the ceremony space with fun elements like sparklers or dried lavender without the pollution.
Personally Written Wedding Vows
Here’s the thing, vows are already pretty personal. It’s a chance for each of you to express how much you mean to each other. Avoid copying and pasting your vows from something you found online. To make it personal, include your favorite memory of your better half or even your favorite things about them. Here are more of our top wedding vow writing tips to help you get personal on this meaningful day.
A Different Guest List
A ceremony will truly be one of the most intimate moments of your wedding day. You’ll be promising the love between you and your fiance until death does you part. If the idea of including anyone and everyone on your guest list doesn’t quite feel right, you really don’t have to. You can decide to invite a select few guests to the ceremony that includes only your closest family and friends. The rest of your guest list could always join the celebrations during your reception!
Cultural Wedding Traditions
Including a wedding tradition to honor your culture is a unique way to personalize your wedding ceremony. You and your guests will enjoy being a part of a special tradition that makes the day even more memorable. Some traditions from around the world include:
- Brides from India getting mehndi (paint made from henna)
- German log cutting ceremony
- Receiving a yugal (cord) from the Filipino heritage
Learn more about these wedding traditions and see if you can find something perfect to add to your ceremony!
Complete Weddings + Events Chicago, Illinois
If you’re looking for more creative ways to personalize your big day, or want it all captured, contact Complete Weddings + Events. We offer multiple services you can mix and match to build a wedding package filled with all your needs to make your day a success!