Michelle
Rockstar October 2022

How important is the ceremony to you?

Michelle, on October 9, 2021 at 2:52 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 12
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Do you consider it to be the most vital part of the wedding day that everything is centered around or is it just going through the motions signing paper that you don’t feel guests care about and don’t need to attend? Or is it somewhere in between?

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Latest activity by Fiona, on October 11, 2021 at 7:49 PM
  • Allie
    VIP November 2021
    Allie ·
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    I think it's important because it's the most meaningful portion of the day. When I go to weddings, ceremonies are often times my favorite part, especially when the couple really personalizes it. I've been to a wedding where we were only invited to the reception and it just wasn't the same without going to the ceremony.

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  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
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    The ceremony was super important to us, but we also have been on the other side of some very exhausting/long-winded ceremonies so we kept it very short. We wrote our own vows and each of us spoke for less than a minute and we had a small poem read by our officiant and then we exchanged rings. I think it ended up being under 10 minutes. As a guest, I really enjoy the ceremony, especially if it has individual touches specific to the couple.
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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    I think it's the most important part of your wedding day and I am so excited for it

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  • Ashlee
    Expert September 2022
    Ashlee ·
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    The ceremony is literally the most important part, it's you and your SO saying your vows and committing to each other, it's the entire reason your guests are there. The reception is to thank them for attending.

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  • A
    Dedicated October 2021
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    We are both so excited for the ceremony! My FH was insistent that it be long (not a problem since we are doing it in our Catholic Church, it’ll probably be 46-60 mins) so that guests feel like they “earn” the reception 😂 I’m okay with it being long but not for that reason, the church is SO beautiful and the organ will be playing and I want to soak it all in, and not have it be over in 10-15 mins!
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  • Alyssa
    Savvy March 2022
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    My opinion is the ceremony is important because the reception is all about celebrating & partying that we just did the ceremony Smiley smile
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  • Hannah
    Dedicated October 2021
    Hannah ·
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    I wouldn’t say it’s the most important part of the day or the most meaningful, but instead each part was equally important and meaningful to us. The ceremony, the emotional speeches, going around and visiting with friends and family at tables, dancing and enjoying our loved ones — all of these elements came together for a perfect day to celebrate love.
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  • E
    Super July 2023
    Eniale ·
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    For our wedding, it was definitely the most important part.

    And now for our vow renewal, while I am very excited for the party part - because it is going to be an absolute blast - I still feel like the ceremony is the important part. I've already selected readings that I think are really going to hit everyone in the heartstrings, I teared up a bit reading them myself the other night.

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  • JM Sunshine
    JM Sunshine ·
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    I think of it in terms of a high school or college graduation. The actual ceremony is a "rite of passage" (serious and solemn) but the party/reception is the celebration and time to relax and have fun.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    We were most excited about the reception, but we knew our venue was The One when we saw it because of both the indoor reception (wine cave) and outdoor ceremony (patio overlooking the lake) areas. I almost cried thinking that’s where we’d say our vows and get married.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    SUPER important!

    i was all for kids at the reception but kids at the ceremony was a big no for me.

    i just didn't want kids potentially interrupting our heart felt vows, etc.

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  • Fiona
    Dedicated May 2024
    Fiona ·
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    I think the ceremony is the most important part as you pledge your lives to each other. Ours went for about 40 minutes I think but we had a lot of people say it was really special Smiley smile

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