Often performed in a marriage ceremony after the couple exchanges vows, a unity ceremony acts as a metaphor for the fusion of the couple and their families. If the vows are a verbal promise to one another, the unity ceremony ... read more
While every religious tradition and personal preference can change the length of a marriage ceremony, there are some core components that are quite common in a typical wedding in the United States. Clearly, you can add and subtract items based ... read more
Your wedding vows are arguably the most important part of your wedding day. They’re undoubtedly a special moment that you will remember for the rest of your life, making them a moment that requires much thought and time in preparation. ... read more
With the reception part of a wedding requiring so much time and planning, it can be easy to neglect what is arguably the most important part of your wedding day: the ceremony. After all, that’s when you and your future ... read more
We’ve all been to a wedding with this exact scenario: The sweet couple prepared their own vows, they start to read them, and everyone in the back has to guess what they said based on the reactions of the front ... read more
Whether you’re just not a fan of the go-to Canon in D by Pachelbel or are looking for something more modern to walk down the aisle to, there are plenty of unexpected processional songs for your wedding ceremony. In fact, ... read more
In the past, religious wedding ceremonies were just a given if a couple was tying the knot. These ceremonies were usually held in a house of worship and filled with rituals, scripture, and songs, and the officiating was handled by ... read more
It’s the kind of drama we usually see on our TV screens: a couple, after many years of wedded bliss, discover that they were never legally married at all. Maybe the city never received their marriage license; maybe the license ... read more
So, you and your sweetheart are finally engaged. Congratulations! It’s time to begin your beautiful life together—and start it with a massive party for everyone you know. Of course, a great big wedding might not be something you want. Maybe ... read more
Having a flower girl or ring bearer at your wedding can make for some of the cutest pictures you’ll get from the whole day. A ring bearer allows you to have a young child from your family or friends participate ... read more
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