know your officiant so he/she can
tailor the ceremony to your
Meet with him/her several times
before the wedding to foster a
one or two readings during the
ceremony that are special to you and
Find a poem or short story that
is appropriate for the day.
your own vows.
Some brides and grooms will shy
away from this suggestion because they
are shy or embarrassed to share
something so personal in front of
Make it simple and
straightforward – it doesn’t have
to be a piece worthy of publishing.
Your vows just need to express
your love and commitment to each
ceremony programs for your guests.
The programs help guests follow
along with the ceremony.
You can include your wedding
party member’s names and their
relationship to each of you.
Your guests will enjoy knowing
who is part of the wedding party and
your wedding party members will
appreciate being recognized.
You can also include a special
message to your guests, thanking them
for being a part of your special day.