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Wedding Ceremony Idea

A wedding ceremony idea can help to get your wedding started right. Having all the details of your ceremony fall into place will not only make lifelong memories, it will also put your mind at ease so you can enjoy your wedding reception.

It is very easy to get caught up in all of the details of planning your dream wedding. Always try to keep everything in perspective and realize that the real purpose of a wedding is to exchange vows and commit yourself to the person you love.

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To help you plan the ceremony of your dreams, listed below are several wedding ceremony ideas to help you:

Religious Ceremony

Religious ceremonies are the most popular type of wedding ceremony idea. Jewish wedding ceremonies traditionally take place under the chuppah, a symbol of the home to be built and shared by the couple.

For Catholic weddings, the ceremony traditionally must take place in a Catholic church. Protestant religions are usually not as strict and allow couples to be married outside of a church. Many churches allow church wedding decorations which can add to the natural beauty of a church.

Here is an example of a Christian wedding ceremony outline.

Traditional Hindu wedding ceremonies are conducted in the Sanskrit language. They can last for several days consisting of a number of ceremonies preceding the actual wedding day.

Outdoor Ceremony

Outdoor wedding ceremonies are great for the spring and fall seasons and anywhere the weather is nice. There may be more things to coordinate and plan for, however, with this type of wedding ceremony.

Location ideas for an outdoor ceremony include a garden, the beach, a backyard or public parks. Always make sure to obtain any permits and note things like noise ordinances so you can plan your day accordingly.

Outside weddings will most likely mean you will need a tent and a caterer who specializes in working outdoors. Have a backup plan in place in case of bad weather if your ceremony location is not covered.

Indoor Ceremony

The obvious choice for an indoor wedding ceremony is a church, synagogue or other holy place. As described above, religious ceremonies are the most popular kind of ceremony.

There are also many other types of halls and reception spaces to choose from. Many allow you to have both the ceremony and reception in the same room or an adjoining space.

Do your research to locate the facility that is right for you. Double check your contract to make sure the location is going to accommodate both your ceremony and reception.

Wedding Programs

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Wedding Vows

Your wedding vows are probably the most important part of your wedding ceremony idea. It is your chance to stand in front of friends and family and announce your commitment to the love of your life.

Many couples choose to write their own vows, and personalizing your vows can make your ceremony more intimate and memorable.

Another popular option is borrowing someone else’s vows. Parents and grandparents are great resources for vows. Even if you don't use their vows word for word it can still be a nice idea to incorporate a part of their vows into your own.

The Wedding Party

Wedding parties usually consist of brothers, sisters, friends and other loved ones. How big your wedding party is really up to you. Some couples have only a best man and maid of honor while others have ten or more in their party.

Typically wedding parties for destination or beach weddings are on the small side. Choose your wedding party wisely as your best man and maid of honor should be responsible and dependable.

Vegas Weddings

Las Vegas wedding ceremonies can be a lot of fun, and there are many great Vegas wedding chapels to choose from. From Elvis to drive through, Las Vegas has it all.

Most of the larger casinos have beautiful chapels and facilities to handle large wedding events, and as the city has grown so have wedding locations off of the strip.

Beach Weddings

Getting married on the beach can be a lot of fun. Visit beach wedding ceremony for more ideas.