The ceremony is the most important part of the wedding day. Why? Because after all, it is the sole reason why your closest family and friends have gathered to celebrate you officially getting hitched! Of course, the proceedings are up to your and your significant other (and your officiant), but there are some creative ways to make it feel a little extra special too, like asking guests to choose a seat not a side, adding heirloom details to your bouquet, including your pet, and writing your own vows, read what other featured real wedding couples have done here.
Deciding who should be in your wedding party isn’t always the easiest decision. Do not fear — WeddingWire’s editorial team is here with their top tips, including picking your nearest and dearest family and friends, making sure the size is proportional to the number of guests attending, but doesn’t have to be even, mixing it up is okay (meaning the groom’s side can have girls and the bride’s side can have boys), and remembering that you don’t have to have a maid of honor, best man, flower girl or ring bearer.
Ali and Ben were married at Trezzi Farm Winery & Vineyards on June 22. “The site was beautiful, but not ostentatious,” Ali said. “The sliding barn doors, the long handmade wooden tables — I just loved it! I knew it was where I wanted to get married.” She walked down the aisle wearing a lace mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with an ivory, and carrying a vibrant wildflower bouquet, while Ben stood anxiously in his tan suit, accessorized with a navy blue tie. With the rolling hills in the background, these two said, “I do.” The reception was decorated with handmade table runners, mix ‘n’ matched place mats, coffee bean favors in drawstring bags, and paper wreaths made from old book pages. “There isn’t one single moment that sticks out more than others,” she said. “I remember. . .eating awesome food and amazing cupcakes and dancing with everyone — it was the perfect day!”