QUINTESSENTIAL QUIRKS TO INVOLVE GUESTS IN YOUR CEREMONY
Posted on 24 Aug
I love a bit of 'quirk' in a Ceremony. Something that makes your Ceremony stand out from everyone else's.
After officiating hundreds of Weddings ... the ones that stand out in my mind, are the ones that have done something a little different from everyone else's.
Subtle or extreme, it's really yours for the taking ... DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!
Here's a few I've seen, but the world is your oyster (you're in position, take the opportunity!)
1. RANDOM WITNESSES
This is a favourite of mine and I've only seen it done a couple of times.
Your bridesmaids and groomsmen already have a job. They have the honour of standing up the front with you.
Yeah sure, you could give your moms' a job, but how about putting all 'sound-minded' names in a hat, box or jar and pull two at the time of signing to complete the register for you? You'll have each guest sitting on the edge of their seat hoping their name is drawn. You could even use two different coloured cards for the grooms side and brides side.
2. RING WARMING
While getting through the personalised story and formalIties of the Ceremony, you could send you wedding rings around your guests. Starting with the mother of the groom, finishing with the mother of the bride.
Your guests can silently send their wishes (for your future) through the rings.
(This is secretly another great way to make your mothers' feel 'specially' included in your Ceremony)
3. GUESTS SAY 'I DO' TOO
At the end of your vows, the Celebrant asks the guests if they agree to support and encourage your relationship. To which everyone shouts "We do!"
4. WISHING STONES (OR HEARTS)
Once the Ceremony is finished you could have everyone write a wish or one word on a pebble (or paper heart) and place it in a basket for your wedding memoir box!
Even including their name (or surname) would make it that little bit more special.
5. SIGNING REGISTER SONG
Perhaps there's a really cool song you share together or found one that would be fantastic for the guests to sing during your signing. They'd need to stand-up together to sing - make sure you film it - this is bound to be hilarious!
You should have pre-printed song lyrics on guest chairs upon arrival or given as they approach the Ceremony area.
Copy lyrics, write your own, or change the lyrics of a song for a touch of humour!