Ceremony

Ceremony: Rehearsal Cruise

Imagine how relaxing it would feel to cruise along the water, watching the sunset. After the rehearsal dinner is over, treat your wedding party to a celebration at sea.  If you live near a lake, river, or better even, an ocean, inquire about boats for hire.  There are boats large enough to accommodate 100 people and
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Ceremony: Unity Candle or Sand Ceremony?

After the bride and groom have exchanged their wedding vows, a majority of the couples then proceed with the lighting of the Unity Candle.  This has been a tradition for several years and symbolizes the two becoming one.  The bride and groom each take a pre-lit taper candle and then light a larger candle, extinguishing
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Ceremony: Important Traditions for the Ceremony

There are several traditions that people will say have to be included in the ceremony.  In reality, it is up to you which ones you choose to acknowledge; after all, it is your day.  Here are few traditions that are important to have as part of you ceremony. Probably the oldest, most universal and most
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Ceremony: A Personal Touch to a Wedding Ceremony

I love when I go to a wedding and something during the ceremony takes me by surprise in a good way. Just recently I attended a wedding where the officiant had upon one of the first meetings with the couple asked them to write down on separate pieces of paper the attributes about the other
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Ceremony: Summer Weddings

Everyone knows that summertime is one of the most popular times of the year for weddings.  It seems like every summer there is a wedding or two to attend. And the idea of a beautiful outdoor summer ceremony is a dream many brides hold in their hearts. But, this year, the summer sun is making
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Wedding Styles: Formal or Informal

Very Formal Wedding Attire: This style of wedding adheres to strict wedding etiquette.  The wedding gown should be elegant and traditional, with a long train and veil in a complementary length for the bride.  6-12 bridesmaids wearing floor-length dresses.  Mothers of the bridge and groom also wear floor-length dresses.  The groom and all the men
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Ceremony: Where to Hold the Ceremony?

During ancient times, the most sacred place for a wedding was someplace created by nature, like a hilltop or a mountainside where heaven and earth meet.  As people came to believe in one deity, they built houses of worship, and their sacred places came to include those churches, cathedrals, temples and synagogues.  The bride and
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Ceremony: Wedding Receiving Line Etiquette

While a receiving line is not necessary, per se, there are some very good reasons to have a receiving line. You get to greet and thank all your guests for attending. Then you can enjoy your reception and not spend the entire time table-hopping, trying to speak to everyone during the reception. A good rule
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Budget: Creative Ideas for Cheap Wedding Decorations

If you are planning to hold your wedding ceremony in a church sanctuary, please check with a church representative regarding any restriction on decorations. Inquire if the church has a candelabra, arbor or aisle runner available for your use that day. Fresh greenery is a very inexpensive way to decorate the church, especially if you
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