Ceremony Essentials: What to Consider

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Do you need some help creating your perfect wedding day ceremony? We know these days there are so many options! Whether you prefer a traditional ceremony, or if you’re taking a more modern approach to your union, there’s a few things to consider. To make one of the most significant moments of your life the most memorable dream ceremony, we have put together some questions for you to use as a guideline to help you decide on a ceremony that best suits your needs.

What type of ceremony will you have?
Traditional, religious, non-denominational, etc.?

Do you have an officiant?
Priest, rabbi, justice of the peace, or maybe a friend?

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Will you have a program for your guests?

What music do you want to be playing as you make your way down the aisle? 
Your Valservenience Director or DJ/musician can give you some tips when deciding on the best song for you to walk down the aisle.

Will you be writing your vows or going with traditional vows?

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Do you want to take include a moment of remembrance for those who are not present?

Over the years, many couples have had a moment of remembrance for loved ones. Some couples have chosen a favorite photo and had it placed on a front row seat. Couples have also incorporated a dedication within the beginning of the ceremony. Including this within the program is a sweet and loving way to show acknowledgment for those you cherish.

Who will be walking down the aisle?
Your Valservenience Director can help you with this list and the order in which your wedding party should walk. 

Who will be responsible for the rings?
Traditionally, the ring bearer or maid of honor and best man are responsible for the safe keeping of the rings.

Will you have a unity ceremony? 
Unity candles, sand pouring, wine pouring, knot-tying, etc. are just a few unity ceremony options, but you can get really creative with this aspect of your wedding ceremony.

Will you have someone to greet guests and show them to their seats? Will this person also help direct people to the reception? 
A Wedgewood Weddings coordinator manages this portion for you unless you have opted for outside coordination services.



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