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Unique Wedding Ideas

The following list incorporates some ideas to personalize your wedding ceremony:

  • Invite the bride's mother to be part of the processional. Have her walk down the aisle with your and your father. (This is a traditional Jewish processional).
  • Invite the grooms's parents to be part of the processional also.
  • Ask friends and family members to perform special readings.
  • Ask a friend or family member with musical talent to perform at the ceremony.
  • Incorporate poetry and/or literature into your readings.
  • Change places with the officiant and face your guests during the ceremony.
  • Light a unity candle to symbolize your two lives joining together as one.
  • Drink wine from a shared "loving" cup to symbolize bonding with each other.
  • Hand a rose to each of your mothers as you pass by them during the recessional.
  • Release white doves or balloons into the air after being pronounced "husband and wife."
  • If the ceremony is held outside on a grassy areas, have your guests toss grass or flower seeds over you instead of rice.
  • Publicly express gratitude for all that your parents have done for you.
  • Use a canopy to designate an altar for a noon-church setting. Decorate it in ways that are symbolic or meaningful to you.
  • Burn incense to give the ceremony as exotic feeling.
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