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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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Ashley
First look
Ashley, on November 29, 2021 at 2:50 PM

Hi! I have been so on the fence about doing a first look. With our ceremony being outside and later in the afternoon in the fall, my fiancé suggested doing one so that we could get some pictures done...

Elycia, Dec 1, 2021 13 140
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Catholic Church ceremony
Lissett, on November 29, 2021 at 9:06 PM

I just contacted a local parish in my interest to have my wedding ceremony. I have to wait for a call back and I’m nervous about whether the priest will believe me about having completed all my...

Lissett, Dec 1, 2021 13 178
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Advice
Rachel, on December 2, 2021 at 9:34 AM

Hi guys! Just wondering I want to walk down the aisle with my dad but I also want to walk down with my fiancé’s father. Has anyone done this and has it worked well for them? I have an older sister so...

Rachel, Yesterday at 9:38 PM 4 83
Jess
Flower "party" instead of Flower Girl?
Jess, on December 3, 2021 at 7:46 PM

Hello!! I'm Jess. I got engaged in 2019. While planning at first, we wanted our grandmothers to be the flower girls. We had a newborn baby girl (1st cousin once removed) in the family and no other...

Rebecca, Yesterday at 4:30 PM 2 98
Emma
What was your processional order?
Emma, on December 1, 2021 at 8:05 PM

I’m trying to decide on my processional order and would like to see what other people have done or are planning on doing. This is what I am thinking: 1. Officiant2. Groom + both parents3. Groomsman...

CountryBride, Dec 3, 2021 9 85
mrswinteriscoming
Logistics of first look and vows with bouquet?
mrswinteriscoming, on December 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM

FH and I are doing a first look and at the same time will exchange our personal vows to one another (as FH didn't feel comfortable expressing this at our wedding ceremony in front of a crowd). Our...

Lynnie, Dec 3, 2021 4 93
Christy
Is 5pm too late for good pictures?
Christy, on December 2, 2021 at 9:37 AM

Hi! I am planning on getting married in JUNE and just learned that 5PM is the earliest our ceremony can start,. Is that too late for good pictures? I'm scared of bad lighting.

Kris, Dec 3, 2021 6 102
Emma
What would make the most sense?
Emma, on December 1, 2021 at 7:24 PM

Since I was a young teen, I knew that it would be my mother walking me down the aisle, if and when I got married. So now the time has come, and of course that is still my plan, but my dilemma here is...

Emma, Dec 2, 2021 5 93
Sissy
Living together and my Fi is catholic i am not
Sissy, on November 5, 2021 at 1:24 AM

Hello my Fi and I have been together and living together 20 years he is working hard are getting back into his faith and I am more than willing to do what ever it takes, he is really struggling with...

JessIca, Dec 2, 2021 6 285
Amber
Groom
Amber, on November 29, 2021 at 3:07 PM

My husband to be needs a good song to walk down the aisle Do anyone have any suggestions

Rebelle Fleur, Dec 1, 2021 3 56
Peyton
Processional Question
Peyton, on November 30, 2021 at 11:39 AM

Hi! We're having our grandparents walk down the aisle first. My fiancé is going to walk his mother down the aisle with his dad following right behind them, so I'm wondering if my mother should walk...

Melle, Dec 1, 2021 4 84
Samantha
Tipping officiant
Samantha, on November 29, 2021 at 10:55 AM

Lots of conflicting info and debate on this topic! If my officiant owns her own "business", do I tip her on top of the fee? What did you all do with your non-religious officiant?

Allie, Nov 30, 2021 5 83
Jade
No amplified music or vows for an outdoor wedding
Jade, on November 29, 2021 at 3:11 PM

So this venue I found has had some of the most beautiful weddings I've seen online, and I would love to have the same lake backdrop for my ceremony. In the past they've allowed ceremonies on the beach...

Arianna, Nov 30, 2021 2 89
Jennifer
Mom Insists on a Catholic Priest
Jennifer, on November 8, 2021 at 1:46 PM

I need some advice... Both my parents are practicing Catholics. I was raised as a Catholic, but I don't practice it anymore. For personal reasons, there are just things I don't agree with the Catholic...

Lissett, Nov 29, 2021 30 502 1
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Can we have a catholic church ceremony/blessing without legally getting married?
Brooke, on November 22, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Can we have a catholic church ceremony/blessing without legally getting married/signing the papers? Also, I am not confirmed and do not intend to be, but my fiancé is. His family is religious, and we...

Lissett, Nov 29, 2021 6 209
mrswinteriscoming
Processional - flower girls then bridesmaids or bridesmaids then flower girls?
mrswinteriscoming, on November 28, 2021 at 11:26 PM

To me it makes more sense to have the flower girls walk first and then the bridesmaids rather than vice versa but I understand traditionally the flower girl comes before the bride. Our flower girls...

Meghan, Nov 29, 2021 5 86
Adie
Already-married "wedding" (got Married During Quarantine, Now Planning Traditional Wedding)
Adie, on November 23, 2021 at 6:01 PM

My husband and I got legally married in a private ceremony during quarantine and are now planning our more traditional "wedding" for our friends and families, etc. Mostly, planning is going pretty...

Heather, Nov 24, 2021 6 138
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Ideas for a non-religious polyamorous wedding ceremony?
Anna, on November 21, 2021 at 8:52 PM

We're possibly hiring an officiant but also want to try coming up with the ceremony on our own first and have a friend marry us. It's not actually required to have an officiant in my state (CO) so...

Elycia, Nov 24, 2021 7 218
Ashley
Flower petals
Ashley, on November 4, 2021 at 5:31 AM

Booked the venue!!!! Yay - however one of the expectations is that I can’t have silk flowers (thinking flower girls, table arrangements). What suggestions do you all have and go

Genna, Nov 23, 2021 10 141
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Sisters Ashley and Yuri Wedding
Krystle, on November 21, 2021 at 6:20 PM

Ashley and Yuri Goga

Krystle, Nov 22, 2021 2 49 1
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