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, 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!
Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony Arch
The arch is definitely the focal point of wedding ceremony decor as it sits right behind the couple. If you’re going to decorate anything at the ceremony, the arch is a great place to start (and end to keep the decor simple)!
If you’re starting from scratch, and perhaps a DIY-er, you can customize every bit of your wedding arch – shape, colors, accents. Or, if your ceremony space has a permanent structure at the altar, you can add flowers, greenery, signage, or lighting to personalize it to your day’s style.
Find simple or detailed wedding arch ideas to bring beauty into your ceremony.
Wedding Ceremony Location
You and your fiance should work together to find a location that you agree on or 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. However, 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 13:4–8a is 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. 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.
Complete Weddings + Events Greenville, South Carolina
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!