Originally Posted by ampanda52
Has anyone had the legal/civil ceremony but had a reading or something personal added?
Ampanda52, I was just wondering about this over on the other thread. We are actually doing the symbolic ceremony, but we want it to be pretty personal and inclusive of our families and guests...I basically just wrote the ceremony we would like myself. I asked Gloria about having the officiant say specific things, and including guests who would do readings, and she said it should be fine as long as I sent the "script" to her in advance so that the officiant can look it over and practice. We have two readings we'd like done by our friends, and we want to personally recognize our parents and families, as well as those not present. We're a little hippie-ish and don't want something too traditional
At this point, with just over a month left till the wedding, the personal touches (like the ceremony) are the thing stressing me out the most. We chose a destination wedding because it is more low-key and simpler, but we want it to be representative of US and still be unique, ya know? I keep thinking that I'm forgetting important details! Since all the big stuff is decided, it's like now it's all the small things that need my attention...and that is anxiety inducing!
I am sooo ready to be married and on vacation! Thank goodness for this website and all you ladies - I wouldn't have made it this far without you!