How to have a light hearted wedding ceremony that will bring feeling, big smiles & match the vibe of your wedding day!
Tips from me to you!
Give your celebrant the permission to infuse the ceremony script with jokes & humour
Surprise guests with unexpected (possibility even shock) stories & facts about you as a couple - share things people don't already know!!
Have an unpredictable ceremony that doesn't share your story in a chronological order of how you met, when, where, and why you are getting married
Find a celebrant that doesn't say stock standard wedding stuff but instead write the ceremony script from scratch and specifically tailored to and for you!
Complete your celebrant's optional couples questionnaires as this helps extract that next level shock information that will get a reaction from you guests!
Do the signing of the marriage certificates after the ceremony (this keeps the flow of the ceremony and keeps the administrative formalities separate). Guests can then use this time to fill up their cups and start dancing.
Do traditions with a twist especially around the asking & I do's (see blog post to come...)
How can your celebrant make this happen i.e. deliver a light hearted wedding ceremony?
Choose a celebrate that you connect and totally vibe with. Choose someone that is spirited, casual, has some bounce to them, is flexible, LISTENS TO YOU , is excitable & bubbly (these are the qualities of a celebrant that can really bring a light hearted ceremony into full fruition!)
Choose a celebrant that you feel you could share anything with, like all crazy embarrassing "what happens in bali stays in bali" kinda stories! Collaborate with them and open, honest, direct and share many your stories.
Explain what YOUR definition of lighthearted looks like. What does that actually mean to you? Give examples of weddings you have liked & been to where there was a light-hearted feel to the ceremony.
When all of this happens, your celebrant can sprinkle your ceremony with a whole lot of light-heartedness.
When you connect with your celebrant, they can then write a ceremony that aligns with your personalities, resonates with who you are and reflects your relationship in wholeness. The aim of an amazing celebrant is that at the end of the ceremony, your guests will ask the celebrant "so.... how long have you and the couple been friends for?"