Every wedding should always have things that are important to you. Let’s see if you agree:
1) Be surrounded by the people, family and friends who love you. They’ve seen you laugh, they’ve seen you cry, they’ve eaten a pint of ice cream with you at two in the morning. These are the most important people to you and should be with you to celebrate your love for one another.
2) Know your officiant. Now he doesn’t need to be your best friend or your pastor (but that’s not a bad thing if he/she is) but hopefully have someone who knows you and your spouse to be. It will make your ceremony personable and special and he/she may give you the best advice about marriage you’ll ever receive.
3) Make your vows your own. Be personable, be passionate, be from the heart. You are pledging your life to this person today, so share with him/her your heart felt emotions no matter how mushy, how funny or how much it makes you both laugh. Laughter after all is the best medicine for almost everything.
4) Have something special that speaks to you in your wedding….whether it’s the design of your wedding cake you created, the “I said yes to the dress” or that special “thank you” favor you picked out for your guests. Enjoy it, embrace it, and smile. This is your day!
Mary Homer, Fairy Tale Weddings & Events