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From the processional to the recessional - and everything in between - this is your space to get answers to everything you’ve ever wondered about vows, unity ceremonies, officiants, traditions, and more. After all, the wedding ceremony is what this whole shebang is about, right?!



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Who's Officiating Your Wedding?
Lisa, on January 17, 2023 at 1:47 PM

Are you hiring an officiant? Asking a family member or friend to officiate? A legal official at the courthouse? Or having a church official perform the ceremony? How did you decide who to choose for...

Annmarie, Yesterday at 5:36 PM 21 126 1
Hello New Brides of 2023
Mrs.evans, on January 24, 2023 at 7:56 PM

Hello would you like to share your important date with us,or your count down is coming up soon. How close is your big day here at wedding wire we are a family here. We want to help the brides and...

Mrs.evans, 4 hours ago 16 66
Age limits for flower girl and ring bearer?
Caitlin, on January 26, 2023 at 11:38 PM

My FH and I have been together 11.5 years and several years ago I made my niece and nephew promise that no matter how old they were when we actually got married they'd be my ring bearer and flower...

Mcskipper, Yesterday at 7:13 PM 11 103
Fill In The Blank: I'll be walking down the aisle to _____
Lynnie, on March 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Fill in the blank! What song have you chosen to play while you walk down the aisle? 🎵 Next Question: My "pet name" for my future spouse is _____ Back to the Beginning: Fill In The Blank! ...

Annmarie, Yesterday at 5:42 PM 191 3,631 4
Writing Vows
Jen, on January 29, 2022 at 2:36 PM

Hi everyone. Similar to other posters, I’m really struggling to write vows. I know the promises I want to make but I’m having trouble getting it to sound right. I don’t know how to true it into a...

Jane, Jan 25, 2023 5 143
Walking down aisle
Deanna, on January 19, 2023 at 10:50 PM

Okay so im having alittle difficulty with this part. Originally i asked my mother to walk me down the aisle. But someone i asked to marry me and my future husband has said no and we are on a tight...

Brittany, Jan 24, 2023 8 170
Video Editing Sounds
Jennifer, on October 9, 2022 at 3:17 PM

This will probably come out rude, but can videographer edit out crying baby/child noises from ceremony? I didn’t want kids on the wedding day period, but my arm got twisted and made an exception for...

Michael, Jan 23, 2023 12 192
Alternatives to flowers for flower girl?
Brittany, on January 23, 2023 at 9:05 AM

We are not having kiddos in/at the wedding, but we are having some ladies who we consider grandmas to us be our flower girls. I'm not sure about flower petals though seeing as we aren't really doing...

Brittany, Jan 23, 2023 5 50
Flute Piano Duet Suggestions
Kelly, on January 23, 2023 at 7:43 AM

I'd like for my mom (flute) and piano teacher to play a duet together (or several) at the ceremony. Any suggestions? Also, when should I have them play? I want to be able to hear it.

Kelly, Jan 23, 2023 11 55
Is there such thing as a free ordain?
Brooke, on January 1, 2023 at 7:20 PM

I have family members who are wedding officiants but I don’t want them to be my wedding officiant. Is it a thing to hire a wedding officiant for free? Or am I being cheap?

Lisa, Jan 22, 2023 10 180
Personal vows
Olivia, on January 19, 2023 at 12:39 AM

My fiancé and I have been together for about three years and we are writing our own vows and we are doing a first look. Do you have any suggestions on what I should say? What do I need to start off...

Olivia, Jan 21, 2023 6 84
Sunglasses and sandalwood fans for outdoor summer ceremony
Sara, on May 21, 2021 at 11:12 AM

Hi ladies! We're getting married 7/31/21. Tell me your thoughts on handheld fans and sunglasses for outdoor ceremonies. Should I get both? Just one? I know I'd appreciate the fan. I just don't want to...

JohnBaker, Jan 15, 2023 9 137
Christian Brides: What Readings Did You Pick for Your Wedding?
Elly, on January 9, 2023 at 7:06 AM

Hello to my Sisters in Christ, My wedding will not be in a church, but it is important to me that it reflects Biblical values and truth. As much as Paul's letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians...

Angela, Jan 10, 2023 1 64
Flower guy
Breauna, on October 31, 2022 at 8:35 PM

My venue won’t allow anything to be thrown, but I’m having a flower guy and i feel like that’s made it 10x harder idk what to have him do, please help! Also little shot bottles aren’t allowed either

Lara, Jan 10, 2023 12 201
How are you including friends or family in your ceremony?
AQuixoticBride, on October 25, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Besides the BFFs, siblings, or cousins in your wedding party, how will you be incorporating your family and friends in your wedding ceremony? Will they do a reading, take part in a handfasting or...

Maria, Jan 9, 2023 23 334
Wedding Rings
Sol, on December 29, 2022 at 6:04 PM

Which do you think is better, gold or white gold? With diamonds or without?

Whitney, Jan 9, 2023 7 129
Catholic brides, can ya help a girl out !!
Mia_Porter16, on January 3, 2023 at 1:34 PM

I am getting married in a Roman Catholic Church and would love to hear all of y'all's pics for song choices! My priest gave loose guidance that the songs should be religious in "some nature." I am...

Katie, Jan 9, 2023 5 154
Charro suits for wedding
Veronica, on January 7, 2023 at 2:08 PM

Does anyone know where I can rent or buy a traje de charro for my husband to wear during our wedding? We are married already but didn’t have a wedding and would like to have a more traditional Mexican...

Michael, Jan 7, 2023 1 63
Suggestions for "best Kids" bridal party at altar
Dawn, on January 6, 2023 at 1:09 PM

My fiance has 3 adult children, and I have 1 adult child. We decided to ask the 4 of them to be our "Best Kids" all together, instead of having a best man and maid of honor. The challenge is, we're...

Ashlee, Jan 7, 2023 3 62
Kaitlynn, on November 6, 2022 at 11:52 PM

Hey everyone! What is anyone thoughts on this. All I've been thinking lately I just want a ceremony and just maybe 20 or 30 people there but no reception after the wedding. I personally have not been...

Dawn, Jan 6, 2023 12 275 1
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