When you are planning your wedding, there are many details to decide on:
how many guests to invite, who to include in the bridal party, what to serve at
your catered reception, and much more. Don’t forget, though, that the ceremony is about
you and your spouse-to-be, and so it should reflect both your personalities.
Below are some ideas you can use to personalize your wedding ceremony.
Pass the Wedding Bands for a Ring Warming
A ring warming is a fantastic way to
include all your wedding guests in the celebration of your union. Simply place your rings into a small
box or fabric pouch, have your officiant announce the ring warming, and
ask each guest to hold them for a few seconds and think a happy thought
for your marriage. Pass the rings down the rows of guests, and assign
an usher to collect them before the vows.
Read Letters from Absent Family Members
If some of your dearest relatives cannot make it to the wedding venue due
to health or financial concerns, you can ask them to write short letters
to you and your spouse-to-be. Set aside a few moments to have your officiant,
your parents, or members of the bridal party read these letters during
the ceremony to include those who could not be physically present.
Tell the Story of Your Relationship
One of the best ways to personalize your ceremony and make any venue feel
as intimate as home is to have your wedding officiant share stories of
your relationship with guests. Sit down with your spouse and outline the
story of how you met, plus a few sweet and funny moments, and give this
to your officiant so that he or she can share these anecdotes with your guests.
The friendly staff at Martin's Caterers are here to ensure that you
have the wedding you want, from the pre-ceremony welcome to the final
farewell at the reception. Call us today at (410) 846-1543 and we can
help you select the perfect venue for
your D.C. area wedding ceremony and reception.