A lot of local Bitterroot brides are the DIY kind - the kind that don't necessarily want the formal church wedding, but still want elements of a traditional ceremony, ESPECIALLY if your best friend is conducting the ceremony, and this is their first time. This blog is FOR YOU.
Follow THIS LINK to see the elements of a traditional non-denominational ceremony, and where you can customize it.l
And don't forget, if you want to do wedding programs, here are few ideas for you:
The Big Sign: Post a large sign at the entrance to the ceremony, introducing the "who's who" in your wedding (wedding party names, parents' names, etc.)
Individual Programs: You can actually list each element of the ceremony (song titles for the processional, readings, and who is doing each, etc.) or you can use this opportunity to introduce your wedding party (in lieu of the big sign)
Something Creative: We've created custom Mad Libs for people to fill out during the ceremony, and even a booklet titled "so you're going to sit through a wedding," which explains some of the history and meaning behind weddings and your custom elements. If you're a non-traditional couple, consider coming up with a fun and creative element to keep guests entertained until you get to the "I Do's!"
On another note, we LOVE guest bloggers! This blog was borrowed from Events by Autumn, one of our Association members. (Members, remember you can always submit helpful information to us for publishing in our blog!)