If you are going to do a unity ceremony, make it personal!
Ah the good old debate, should you do a unity ceremony or not? To some couples it seems kitchy and overdone, it just doesn't make sense to them. Some couples love the idea of adding a little touch of something unique. Either way your right. Yep, you don't have to have one and...you can totally have one.
Here's my view on the subject of wedding cermeony unity ceremonies...IF you choose to have one, then make it personal. Do it in a way that when your guests see you do it, they go "oh, that's perfect, it's so them!"
Here's how to make your wedding unity ceremony personal. First, think about what the two of you have in common...do you like to drink wine or beer? Do you love nature and being outside? Are you foodies, hopeless romantics, artists or love your heritage?
Once you have that one thing in common or that you both love then look to build a unity ceremony around that idea. Here are some examples of twists on traditional wedding unity ceremonies:
Like beer or wine? Do a wine blending ceremony. Bonus-you get to have a drink mid ceremony!
If Nature is your thing, consider a tree planting ceremony where you use soil from both your family homes, you can even have your parents assist with "planting" the tree.
For the foodies out there you can do a chocolate sharing!
Hopeless romantics? Tie the knot...a lovers knot (this takes practice)
If your artistic consider doing a joint painting or blending of glass
If you love your heritage then start researching some of the traditions and let's talk on how to incorporate them in today's wedding ceremony.
The point here is this...there are options, don't just do a sand pouring unity ceremony because you think you should or you thing it's cool - make it personal bring sand from your favorite beaches, have a friend read a special poem during the pouring.
Lets work together to think outside the box and create the perfect wedding unity ceremony for you.
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Cheers to elopements! It's the end of the year, the holiday season and it's always when the requests for last minute wedding elopements start filing in, and I could not be more happy!
I love a good elopement, the focus is on the couple and their commitment to each other. Wether they are surrounded by a few family and friends or just two witnesses it is always a lovely time.
Here are a few tips to score the most swoon worthy (and cost effective) elopement:
-Determine your budget - you can do an elopement for fairly low cost and keep it amazing. But...if you have a few extra dollars let's spend them wisely...
- Hire a pro photographer. You'll want pictures of the day you married your amazing partner.
- It's cold, let's find an indoor location - pick your favorite eating space and call them, see if they have a small space for a 5 minute wedding ceremony
- Pick a weekday and schedule for a ceremony during the day - think an elopement ceremony followed by a celebratory lunch! Most vendors are booked up months or years in advance for their weekend dates.
- Hire me...duh! I will make your elopement special and personal.
Please email me if you are thinking of doing an elopement this holiday season, I would be happy to schedule a time for you.
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