Planning a wedding involves a lot of time, effort and attention to detail - most of which is spent on the dinner/reception portion of your wedding day. So much thought (and money) goes into the music, the food, flowers, linens, decor and signature drinks that it can sometimes leave you feeling like "I just want to get to the party".
Planning a short, simple and yet sweet and elegant wedding ceremony is possible!
Here's what I have learned...your guests are also excited about the "party" I mean who doesn't love a good dinner, drinks and dancing? But, they also want to have witnessed the reason for the party - the joining of you and your partner in marriage.
No formal wedding ceremony should be under 15 minutes - this is the bare minimum of time you should spend standing for the ceremony portion of your wedding day. This will allow you and your guests to feel like you have witnessed an actual wedding ceremony and not feel as if you blinked and missed the whole thing.
The words you select for your ceremony can be simple and elegant, if your not wanting an overly emotional and personal filled ceremony it's OK - I have been able to write many wedding ceremonies that are direct in tone and yet have a loving overtone so that you and your wedding ceremony guests are left smiling, laughing and ready to celebrate.
Best thing to do is to tell your Officiant exactly what you want - make it known that your happy to be getting married but a lengthy ceremony just is not what you want on your day. Remember, it's YOUR wedding day and you should have exactly what YOU want.
**when contacting Nichole about your wedding ceremony please feel free to let her know you want the simple and short ceremony.**