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 for you. Through years of attending tons of weddings, we have our favorite ways to personalize your wedding ceremony!
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, in case the classic “Here Comes The Bride” (Wagner’s Bridal Chorus) doesn’t do it for you. If you’re feeling a bit bolder, choreograph a dance for your wedding party to literally party down the aisle as they enter. The choice is yours!
As for the exit, you can also leave on a high note, with 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.
Wedding Ceremony Location
Both of you getting married should work together to find a location that you agree on and perhaps a location that represents something in your relationship. The wedding location can be a very personal choice for any couple. It can be a church closest to your new home, one that one of you grew up in, or a chapel you’ve always envisioned getting married at. Most wedding ceremonies now actually occur outdoors, in backyards, parks, or outside of your wedding reception venue. Your reception location may help guide this choice, but be sure to talk through what makes sense for you and your fiance and how you want to look back and remember the ceremony.
Reading or Verse
It’s quite common for the bride or groom to choose a reading or bible verse to be read during their wedding ceremony. From the reading, to who does the reading, can all be meaningful ways to personalize your wedding ceremony. Bible scriptures like 1 Corinthians 13:4–8 are synonymous with wedding ceremonies: “love is patient, love is kind…” Finding a verse, poem, quote, or snippet from a book that speaks to you can help express your love through profound words.
Honoring Loved Ones
Sometimes things don’t work out and the people you wanted to see the most at your wedding won’t be able to be there. Some of our favorite ways we’ve seen people honored at weddings included having a picture of them placed at a seat in the front row. Adding florals around the picture that goes with your theme is a great way to make it look meaningful and tie it back to your wedding. Speaking of florals, we have also seen brides wrapping a locket with said person’s picture around their bouquet. It gives the feeling that the person is there walking down the aisle with them.
Complete Wedding + Events Experts
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!