I bet you expected to see some fancy jewelry or amazing head wear to go along with your dress...surprise! This time it's all about the guys.
I know renting a tux is the easy go to route, but, imagine a well tailored suite that you can wear in the days to come as well as your wedding day.
I think a rented tux or suite is great, and serves the purpose well. But, if you want to look amazing on the day of your wedding, if you want to look put together and spot on, then a well tailored suit is the way to go. And think of the wear you can get out of it. For about the same price (ok, a little more) as renting an outfit you can have this one to keep - to wear to all those fancy engagement parties or dinner gatherings leading up to the day of your wedding. Then on your wedding day chose a great vest and tie and handkerchief to go along with your colors to make it pop!
And if your looking for a great personal groomsmen gift then buy them a tailored shirt. Instead of asking them to pay to rent a suit or tux just ask them to wear a basic black suit and buy them a nice tailored shirt and tie to go along with it. Your pictures will look great because your guys will look great, and they will thank you for not making them pay for another tux that may not even fit them well. So visit a men's warehouse and arrange for the guys to come in and get fitted for the great shirt and you pay for the bill.
In my honest opinion there are many great rentable options for guys, this is just one way to customize your day and make you look good while doing it!
Sometimes you want to add a little something to your wedding ceremony to make it your own. Below I have two examples of ceremonies couples have included on their wedding day to make it special to both them and their guests. These two are great examples of how to include your guests as a part of your ceremony.
Stone Ceremony; A basket of stones are set next to an empty “gathering” container; the guests are asked to hold a stone, wish a kind thought and place said stone into the gathering container, if the stones are large enough the guests may write their name on it. The stones are then set in a place of honor in the couple’s home or garden. During the ceremony the couple will each hold their own stone and think their own kind thought and place them in a container .
Ring Warming; Your wedding rings are placed in a box or decorative baggie and at the beginning of the ceremony we announce that we will be doing a ring warming ceremony and today as we pass your rings we ask that each person hold the rings, place a kind thought upon them and pass them onto the next guest. When we do the ring exchange we remind the couple that the wedding rings you will wear have been so blessed by each of your guests today and we hope that in years to come when you look at your rings you remember your guests with love and kindness.
Signing of the marriage license...in a bicycle shop with family close by!
Yes, that is exactly what this couple wanted. They enjoyed biking and knew the owner of the bicycle shop in downtown Clarkston. So, they make arrangements to use the space for a small intimate ceremony that their parents and siblings and children could witness.
The ceremony was personal, intimate and very, very sweet. The best part was it was exactly what this couple wanted!
I love being able to perform the ceremony that suites the couples needs. And sometimes that need is to simply sign the license and make it legal. So I offer the "coffee house elopement" where I meet the couple at a local coffee house or restaurant and we sit down and sign their paperwork and I ask a question or two and then - they are legally married! It's the simplest form of a "wedding" I can legally perform.
Best part is, you don't have to go to the court house, you don't have to wait a month or two (yes some court houses have a long waiting list to schedule) and you have your pick of the date and time (some court houses only offer justice of the peace services on specific dates and times).