How to Make Your Ceremony Memorable|Katrina McCullum Wedding Planner


Good Morning, We are very excited to be included in Natalie Bradley’s Blog Hop. Today’s topic is How To Make Your Ceremony Memorable. 

Ceremony with diy decor

Photo Credit from Cloud 9 Studios

Most of your planning time is spent on details of your reception, after all the reception is the biggest (as far as time) part of your wedding day. However, your ceremony is the most important, it is the whole reason for the grand celebration. Don’t feel you should rush through it. Even though it is the shortest part of the day, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be memorable. Here are some tips to make your ceremony memorable, meaningful and spectacular.

1. Find the right person to officiate your wedding. Depending on your religious preferences do some shopping around. If you already have a Pastor, Priest, Rabbi etc. speak with them in advance to find out the requirements for them to perform the wedding. They can help you choose from many types of ceremonies such as unity candle, rose ceremony, salt ceremony and plenty of others.  You may want to find an officiant, speak with them in detail to see if they are the right fit for your wedding. You may want to ask a family member or a friend to get ordained over the internet to marry you. Be sure to pick someone responsible and have a back up plan. Check the laws of your state to make sure the wedding will still be legal if you are going this route.



2. Write your own vows. Oh yes, this is important. The standard vows are fine but speaking from the heart adds so much more… love.

3. Don’t skimp on the decor for your ceremony. Once again all the focus is usually on the reception and many may just go with “what they have”. If it is a gorgeous site okay but don’t just leave it plain. Add a canopy, hoopa, candles. Buy a wedding runner with a monogram or have a monogram or design in flower petals. Consider other ways to set up the chairs.

Photo courtesy of Nicole

Photo courtesy of Erin Nicole Photography

4. Keep your guest in mind. You want to make sure your guest are comfortable. If you are having an outdoor ceremony check the weather and always have a back up plan. Consider heaters if it will be too cold or fans if it will be too hot. Serve a refreshment when guest arrive. Try not to have your guest waiting too long before the ceremony starts.

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5. The style of your wedding will determine the type of music you play. If it is not too formal choose songs that are truly meaningful to you are your groom. I am sure you have seen all the wonderful videos of ceremony entrances, if that is your style have fun.

Ceremony music at Club Continental in Orange Park Fl

Photo courtesy of Erin Nicole Photography.

There are many more ways to make your ceremony special these are just a few suggestions. Savor the moment and don’t rush it.

Happy Planning!

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you visit us again! Next on the blog hop  Sandy Salle at Hills of Africa Travel.

  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
  3. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
  4. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
  5. Elizabeth Batte at plainjane designs 
  6. Andie Freeman  at Andie Freeman Photography 
  7. Brenna Fields Taylor at An Elegant Affair LLC
  8. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
  9. Sharon K Hyatt at Weddings with Sharon of Awesome Designs & Weddings
  10. Tessa Marie at Tessa Marie Weddings
  11. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  12. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  13. Deborah Ashe at Rev. Deborah Ashe
  14. Angela Christoforo at Elite Wedding and Event Planning
  15. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
  16. Amber Peterson at Cheers Wedding & Event Planning
  17. Maggie Evans at Maggie Evans Designs :: handmade bridal couture
  18. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
  19. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
  20. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
  21. Kimberly Parks at KP Photography
  22. Simone R. Ross at Lil’ Tux N Tiara’s Event Sitters & Entertainment
  23. David Osborne at Sound Insight Productions
  24. Nicole Hill at Flora Bond
  25. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
  26. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings << you are here 
  27. Sandy Salle at Hills of Africa Travel
  28. Rachel Huntoon  at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast 
  29. Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
  30. Kishana Highgate at Kishana Highgate Photography
  31. Loraine McCall at Mojica Photography
  32. Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters 
  33. Andrea Freeman at Andrea Freeman Events
  34. Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings
  35. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing
  36. Christine Ringuette at Down The Aisle Wedding Planning & Design
  37. Myiesha Antwine at Kiss and Tell Weddings
  38. Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
  39. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Ic
  40. Lydia Wells at Writer Mom
  41. Melissa Pepin at Melissa Pepin Photography