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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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How cold is too cold for outdoor ceremony?
Rebecca, on October 22, 2023 at 12:25 PM

I'm getting married in less than a week and really really want the ceremony to be outside. The forecast is for 50 degrees and partly cloudy. Is that too cold? There is a space to have it indoors if we...

LM, Oct 23, 2023 6 261
Small Venue
Kimbrala, Today at 7:11 AM

I am in search of a small decorated space for just me, him, and the pastor. No one else but a videographer. This is to avoid doing it in a courtroom or pastor study.

Kimbrala, 6 hours ago 4 33
Advice for ceremony if already married?
Felicia, on April 8, 2021 at 2:09 PM

Due to the chaos that was 2020, my husband and I had a tiny legal ceremony and dinner back in October. Our friend officiated and it was a lovely evening. We have decided that we would like to have an...

Georgina, Nov 23, 2023 14 10,012 9
Micro Wedding
Monica, on November 22, 2023 at 12:33 PM

We have decided on a very small intimate wedding. My immediate family & his, which consists of 18 people. My question is do I have people sit the guests or should they seat themselves? Should we...

Andrea, Nov 22, 2023 2 50
Saturday in September or Sunday in October wedding
Alexandra, on November 20, 2023 at 10:30 PM

I need some help deciding on a wedding date. There are two options I’m trying to choose from. I’m in Virginia if that helps weather wise. One is a Saturday in September. And the other date is Sunday...

CM, Nov 21, 2023 9 118
Ceremony Procedure Question
Emily, on November 10, 2023 at 12:07 PM

What do I do at the end of the aisle? Both of my parents are walking done. The whole hug and kiss thing - is it necessary? Can they both just sit? Do they have to hug the groom? I’m just not sure what...

Andrea, Nov 19, 2023 12 328
Untraditional Ceremony Ideas Request
Shaundra, on November 12, 2023 at 6:02 AM

My husband and I eloped last year but are excited to have a ceremony in the fall of 2024. Both of our significant parents have passed. We are interested in untraditional wedding ceremony ideas, as we...

Michael, Nov 18, 2023 1 91
Song help — bridesmaids entry, our exit
Andrea, on November 17, 2023 at 2:21 PM

I’m trying to piece together music for my ceremony in January. We’re generally playing instrumental, slightly geeky music as the pre-ceremony seating music. I found a lovely piano/cello version of...

Bird, Nov 17, 2023 1 47
No kid wedding
Blakeley, on November 6, 2023 at 4:06 PM

So I am a 2025 bride and my fiancé and I are trying to figure out the kids situation. Ive thought about not having any kids under 2 there but then I've also just thought about not having any kids in...

Laura, Nov 15, 2023 8 152
Date on marriage certificate?
SHALEAN , on January 5, 2022 at 1:26 PM

We are having our ceremony and reception on 2/20/22 but we want to sign our marriage license on 2/22/22 and have that be our official wedding "date". I am very into Angel Numbers so I definitely want...

Kenyetta, Nov 14, 2023 24 24,720 1
Chatgpt Ceremony
Maramayo, on November 13, 2023 at 5:47 PM

I just used ChatGPT to write our wedding ceremony (we are non-denominational, and a friend is doing our wedding). We still need to write our individual vows to each other, but this made quick work of...

Maramayo, Nov 13, 2023 62
Bridesmaids drama
Jes, on November 2, 2023 at 7:47 PM

Long story short my groomsmen and bridesmaids will be paired according to height. One of my bridesmaids is disappointed that her spouse, who is also in the the wedding, will not be partnered with her....

Maramayo, Nov 13, 2023 9 256
Wedding photography
Alexis, on October 19, 2023 at 10:54 AM

Wedding photographer took pictures of me and my mom getting ready, her buttoning my dress, doing my veil, and I asked for these pictures and she said I unfortunately don’t get all of my wedding images...

Alexis, Nov 11, 2023 14 219 1
Considering a civil union or elopement prior to our wedding date
Tati, on April 20, 2021 at 8:51 AM

Hi guys! I need some advice. My fiancé and I are devoutly religious but are struggling keeping our hands off each other. Due to 1 Corinthians 7:9, we are considering a civil union to solve our...

Hellen, Oct 30, 2023 52 1,850 2
Timing for Bride Walkout Ceremony
Emily, on October 29, 2023 at 8:29 AM

Hi! This has been keeping me up at night and I cannot seem to find an answer on the web. Our ceremony does not include a bridal party, which means it will only be two songs. One for my fiance and his...

Pat, Oct 29, 2023 4 120 1
Can Catholic priest also be officiant if you’re already married in the Catholic Church?
Ashlin, on October 4, 2023 at 11:41 PM

Hey all! I am getting married in the Catholic Church with a small amount of family and friends one week prior to my big wedding throwdown which will be at a local place that is special to us. The...

SandyZV, Oct 6, 2023 19 318
Non-religious wedding Ceremony
Julia, on October 5, 2023 at 2:14 PM

Neither me or my Fiance are religious (he's Christian but not religious and I'm an Atheist) so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for a non religious wedding ceremony

Pat, Oct 6, 2023 3 106
Jewish Catholic wedding
Christina, on September 30, 2023 at 1:15 PM

Does anyone have experience or advice on how to navigate a Catholic Jewish ceremony? He’s Jewish and I’m Catholic. I want to find a way to have both a rabbi and a priest at the ceremony but feeling a...

Valerie, Oct 4, 2023 8 258
Wedding Rings
Lunajay, on January 20, 2022 at 9:00 PM

What happens with the ring um... night or day of wedding??? I know the best man has them at the ceremony and is gives them to the officiant to give to the couple. But are we suppose to give up our...

Ashley, Oct 4, 2023 24 494 2
Married with no Music!
Maria, on October 1, 2023 at 6:11 PM

We got married in an Orthodox Church and found out last minute that music isn't allowed on church grounds. We hired an awesome Greek pop singer and had a whole tracklist planned for before and after...

Peyton, Oct 3, 2023 9 267
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