Are you struggling to find a way to make your ceremony stand out on your big day? Customize and create your ceremony to represent who you are and what you love without feeling pressured to add the old school traditions. Here are some unique ideas you can incorporate into your wedding ceremony that can make your special day feel less traditional and more memorable.
Write Your Own Vows
There’s nothing more romantic than sharing with your partner exactly how you feel in front of all your loved ones. Writing your own vows is a great way to make your wedding ceremony stand out by creating a personable atmosphere for your guests. This allows you and your partner to express your love to one another from your own words, written directly from your heart, rather than using the standard vows that are commonly used and written by others. If you are having trouble bringing out the creativity in your thoughts, work with an officiant to help you customize your vows. You can also incorporate a short part of your vows that allows your guests to interact, which brings some uniqueness to your ceremony!
Include Your Furry Friends
Your furry friends are family too, so it just makes sense to incorporate them into such a special day. They can be your ring bearers, walk down the isle with your flower boy or girl, or they can hang around for photo ops! Ask one of your bridesmaids or groomsmen, that your pet knows and trusts, to be the designated pet watcher for the day. This way if they’re being rowdy, someone besides you is on it. Wedding days can also be long, so it may be a good idea to send them home or line up a sitter for after the ceremony is over. They’ll probably be tuckered out too from such a big day that they’ll be ready to go home!
Change Up the Processional Music
Walk down the aisle to a song that touches your heart. Choosing a processional song that has a deeper meaning to you and your fiancé is a great way to add unique flair to your wedding day. If you’re not sure which song to pick, some of the more common processional songs include, Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole), I’m Yours (Jason Mraz), All You Need is Love (The Beatles), Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran), and First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes). You can either choose your processional song with your fiancé, or keep it a surprise until they hear it when you walk down the isle. Keeping it a surprise adds an extra emotional element to your big day, and definitely adds a unique touch!
Opt for the Nontraditional
If you and your fiancé are looking to break tradition, and want to stray from the traditional wedding rulebook, then choose to change up your wedding walk. Instead of walking down the isle with a relative, walk down the isle together. Most people don’t think to do this, and it’s something unique. All families are different, and walking down the isle with a relative may not be feasible, so walk hand in hand with your soon to be spouse. This is a great way to start your new lives together.
Make a Grand Exit
Throw out the idea of a tradition rice toss, and choose something more unique and creative. If the ceremony is later at night, exit with sparklers or fireworks! For day weddings, place small bottles of bubbles or noise makers on your guests seats. After the ceremony, your guests can engulf you in bubbles, or send you off with an impromptu jam session. Both of these options require little to no clean up, and they don’t leave you with rice in your hair for the rest of the night!