| Originally Posted by futuremrsjones |
Perla told me for backup locations they use the Walkway off of the Lobby for the ceremony which is really pretty (I've seen some pics). And unfortunately, your best option would probably be to use the indoor ballroom for your reception if there is bad weather. I hate to think about the possibility of bad weather but we all know its a reality!
On another front, I asked Perla if I could have the script that the minister uses for the symbolic ceremony. She put me in contact with the minister Alex Monroy who sent me this email.
First of all let me congratulate you for choosing this paradise for your wedding ceremony.
I am the minister who will be very happy and proud to officiate your wedding ceremony. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this important event in your life.
I wanted to touch base with you, and let you know I will be very glad to answer any doubt or question you may have in regard to the ceremony. I always prefer that the bride listens to it at the very moment she is getting married, otherwise it loses the special feeling and surprise to hear lovely words focusing on love, friendship, and long life commitment.
The order of the non denominational ceremony goes like this. It usually takes 15 to 20 minutes tops:
Who gives their blessing for this wedding? â€œUsual answer Her mother and I â€œ
Readings by family or friends (if requested)
Opening Prayer (in case of religious ceremony)
Scripture Reading (in case of religious ceremony)
Charge to the Couple
Exchange of Rings
Wedding Prayer (in case of religious ceremony)
Pronouncement of Husband and Wife
First kiss as husband and wife
Presentation of the new Mr. and Mrs.
Have a great day, a safe flight to Cancºn, and I will see you real soon.
The only thing that bothers me about this is that he said it lasts 15 to 20 minutes tops! I don't want it to be really long, but I also don't want to feel rushed. What do you girls think?
Also, do you think it would better to see his actual script? I would rather hear it for the first time on my wedding day but the bossy side of me wants to know everything he is saying!
Thanks Becks for the information on the alternate ceremony location. I kept asking Perla about doing something in the lobby area, but she never offerred the option. Maybe she missed my question since we were conversing over email...
In regards to the ceremony script: I think you should ask for a real script, not just a summary of events. Especially considering that the wording may be different than you expect, since you are getting married in Mexico and not the U.S. My friend who got married last year (in Sacramento, ca) reviewed the text line by line in a written document. I was suprised to learn by reviewing the document with her that there are so many different ways to word things. E.G. "With this ring I thee wed" vs. "take this ring as a token/symbol/sign of my love and affection". I think that nothing will be spoiled by reading the text ahead of time, I mean I would think you've heard the words before at other weddings. What is going to make the ceremony special is being there and having the words spoken to you. What could compromise the ceremony is not hearing the words that you've always anticipated because you didn't have a chance to review what was going to be said.
I agree that if you are not going the route of all the prayers I would find some cool poems to integrate, candles/sand activities, etc. But, I wouldn't be concerned too much about the length of the ceremony. Even when you add these other things in you probably won't make it past 20 minutes. That's pretty standard now-a-days. I think I've been to one wedding of 7 in the last several years that lasted longer than 20 minutes, and it didn't even pass the 30 minute mark. Unless there are a lot of religious traditions to incorporate you're probably looking at a pretty short ceremony. Short, but sweet!