This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Ceremony Advice posts.
How to craft a ceremony that actually reflects you and your partner.
Jamie and Tim had an intimate small ceremony with friends and family in their home. They are also World of Warcraft nerds to the nth degree. So I wrote a WoW inclusive ceremony for them. It was about 10 minutes long. Here's it is…
My fiancé and I are having our ceremony in a public garden in New Jersey and have been told that we are not allowed to bring chairs for our guests. We have discussed buying nice picnic blankets and laying them about for our guests to sit on, but I would still like something a little more "chair-like." How do you create comfortable seating rather than just having guests on their feet the whole time?
So here's the thing: my wife and I had our wedding already, as we never knew when, if ever, Prop 8 would be repealed. Thankfully it did! We can now legally get married. How can we have a "part two," without it being as big as the first and having everyone ask so many questions? Any ideas on how to pull that off? Is anyone else in the same position as we are in now?
I knew I wanted a reading included in our ceremony. Nothing too long. Nothing too sappy. Nothing too clichéd. And I wanted to find something that would allow my two oldest and dearest friends to participate in our ceremony. Then I remembered a children's picture book that I loved as a kid. The book is called Rosie and Michael by Judith Viorst. I was thrilled to discover IT'S PERFECT!
Embrace the full spectrum of hearing loss in guests… whether it's the eight-year-old with a Cochlear Implant, or the octogenarian grandparent who refuses to wear his/her hearing aid. Here's how you can accommodate all your hard of hearing guests…