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Wedding Ceremony – Whether It Is Simple Or Highly Involved, Your Wedding Ceremony Is A Lovely Way To Express Your Love

Posted June 22, 2011 by in Articles | No comments yet

When I had thought about my wedding in times past, my plans had always been fairly straightforward. I wanted a large celebration and a small, straightforward wedding ceremony. I’m never one to stand on ceremony. I thought that, if my bride-to-be agreed, a civil wedding ceremony would be enough. Needless to say, we had very different ideas about what constitutes “suitable” wedding ceremonies. As much as I wanted to simplify it all down to the very minimum, she wanted to complicate things. She wished to have ten wedding songs, sung by all separate people. I’m as much for wedding songs as anyone, but there’s such a thing as wedding songs overload!

The odd thing is that, in all of the other aspects of our wedding, we had agreed on things. We have had no difficulties picking out a wedding chapel, a wedding reception location, or even thank you cards for the gifts which we were going to get. We’re both artists, you understand, and it helps that we have the same aesthetic. It makes picking out wedding gowns, wedding centerpieces, and the like much easier. We didn’t even need to hire a wedding planner – we knew what we wanted things to look like. Nevertheless, when it came down to the actual wedding ceremony, we had no commonality. Our ideas were as different as day and night.

For my fiancé, the conventional marriage ring ceremony was very important. She was in this very difficult position of needing to balance the needs of her family with her own wants. You see, her folks were very conventional Catholics. The power of parental denial enabled them to pretend that she was even now a committed member of the faith, but we knew that they would become very upset if we didn’t have a ceremony that was at least nominally Catholicism-related. Nevertheless, she wanted us to write our wedding vows. Basically, we had to balance two vastly differing things: a conventional wedding ceremony and a modern mindset where we were able to make our own vows. It was not uncomplicated.

In the end, we made a compromise on the wedding ceremony. I didn’t like the public nature of wedding ceremonies, even though I had no problem with the oath of commitment. We decided, then, that we would say the standard vows in the wedding chapel, and say our own special wedding vows by ourselves. That way, it could be a more emotional, intimate minute. I would estimate that neither of us were very glad with it, but no one was so annoyed with the results that it would destroy the day. In all, it was a fairly good compromise.

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