Have you recently got engaged? Or are you planning a wedding? I know there is so much to think about when planning your big day. Couples often spend a lot of time carefully considering their venue, their colour scheme or theme, the music, the dress, the suits, the flowers, the entertainment, the food. But the ceremony can fall down the pecking order and sometimes is almost an afterthought. However, if you’re reading this then I imagine that you’re different and do want to add the ‘wow factor’ to your wedding ceremony.
I’m Sam Goodchild and I’m an independent wedding celebrant, I’ve worked with many couples over the last 6 years bringing their ideas to life. I consider it my job to inspire you to add the wow factor to your ceremony.
The ‘Wow factor’ is different for every couple – these are my top tips to discover yours. Many people don’t realise they have complete freedom and many options when working with an independent celebrant. However if you are having a registrar led or church ceremony, there are restrictions so please check with your registrar or vicar before you set your heart on something.
Adding Your ‘Wow!’
Number 1 Personalise Your Ceremony.
This is the most important way to add your wow! Because it will be different for every couple. The following 4 ideas show how you can add the really personal touches:
Answer each question as if you were telling your partner for example:
If this really scares you, there are loads of sample vows online to give you some ideas and you could adapt them to suit you.If you’re really shy – how about silent vows? This is where you exchange handwritten vows with each other reading them in silence or while some music gently plays.
Add humour – this isn’t for every couple however, if you have some humorous or relevant anecdotes, it would be great to share them. Perhaps you could have the Best Man or Head Bridesmaid share some of the things that drive you crazy about each other – keeping it very light. You could even add some humour into your vows. One groom I worked with promised he would always have cheese in the fridge for his cheese obsessed bride!
Hopefully this has given you some ideas to think about, play with and adapt for your own wedding. There are 4 more tips to come so if you want more, have a look at the second way to add the ‘Wow factor’ to your ceremony in Part 2.
If you would like me to help you add the ‘wow factor’ to your ceremony then drop me and email email@example.com or give me a call TEL 07512 347498