Your wedding will be wonderful. I promise. I won a prize at a newlywed reception on my honeymoon cruise for having the most things go wrong at a wedding and mine was spectacular. Over twenty years later the entire day remains a cherished memory. No wedding is flawless, but unless you decide to tell them, most people won't even notice anything has gone awry.
First thing you should know is weddings go faster than you think. A lot faster! Average ceremony? 15 minutes!
If your wedding is intended to result in a legal marriage, all the state requires is a valid marriage license, an exchange of vows and a legally authorized individual to witness this and attest that you indeed married. Not very romantic, is it? This means everything beyond legal requirements is an opportunity for you to express yourselves and what your marriage means to you. Only choose elements that evoke a positive emotional response and don't worry about what everyone else is doing at their weddings.
A capable wedding officiant should be able to easily guide you through ceremony planning and be able to offer suggestions and alternatives based on your expectations. Such consultation between the couple and the officiant will result in a unique, memorable, and eloquent expression of your loving relationship.
The following questions may help you begin to visualize a service to engage you and your guests.
Header: Susan Eaton
Right: Cheryl Clermont of Space Coast Photographer
.pdf Documents for Ceremony Planning