If you’ve recently got engaged (congratulations!) or if you are planning your wedding ceremony –welcome, this is part 2 in my 5 part series on how to add the ‘wow factor’ to your ceremony.
I mentioned in the last episode that the actual wedding ceremony can fall quite low on the list of priorities when it comes to making your day extra special. You can avoid that, and make sure you have all your guests smiling and remembering it for all the right reasons by adding a bit of ‘wow factor’.
I’m Sam Goodchild, wedding celebrant based in Sussex. In part one, we looked at personalising your ceremony and I shared some ideas with you.
Part 2, today is all about using ‘Poems and readings’.
Now if you haven’t looked at a poem since school and think they’re not for you, remember, poems don’t have to be highbrow or completely irrelevant to you. And if readings makes you think of Biblical passages, and that turns you off, again, this doesn’t have to be the case.
I’d recommend you’d consider adding one or two poems or readings to your ceremony. But not just for the sake of it. You can make them really relevant to you and your partner and you might find something that puts into words the way you think or feel in a way you could never articulate yourself.
So when considering readings, here are three points to help you:
“His hello was the end of her endings,
Her laugh was their first step down the aisle.
His hand would be hers to hold forever,
His forever was as simple as her smile.
He said she was what was missing.
She said she instantly new.
She was a question to be answered.
And his answer was “I do.”
Carrie Bradshaw - Sex and the city
So don’t discount readings offhand. I have a bank of readings and poems I can show my couples but it’s a bit overwhelming to look at everything. The best way to approach this, is to narrow down what mood / theme / message you want, and then begin your search or ask your celebrant to make recommendations.
For more tips on how to add the ‘wow factor’ to your ceremony join me in Part 3. Hope to see you there.
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