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. There are endless ways to make this unique!
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.
Your officiant plays a major part in your ceremony. When picking your officiant, make sure you choose someone that means something to both you and your fiance. They should be someone that is rooting for both of you and your relationship. Choosing a pastor, a friend to both of you, or even a family member will be a perfect way to make the ceremony feel more personal!
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. One of our favorite ways to honor people at weddings includes 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. This gives the feeling that the person is right there walking down the aisle you.
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!
Complete Weddings + Events Des Moines, Iowa
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!