Construct an arch out of uncommon materials, such as scrap metal, hockey sticks or even grape vines for a personalized look. Create a custom backdrop for your altar out of ribbons, patchwork quilts, or swaths of fabric.
As guests arrive at the wedding ceremony, arrange for a table to be set with pitchers of iced tea, lemonade and ice water with slices of cucumber or lemon for guests to enjoy while they wait for the ceremony to begin.
Seat guests in a circular manner around the altar. Everyone will have a great seat, and the bride and groom will feel surrounded by love and support while they are slipping on the wedding rings and saying “I do”!
An oversized monogram or first name banner will let guests know they’re in the right place while also creating a great backdrop for photos after the ceremony. Do it yourself handmade signs along the way are also a great way to direct guests and add a rustic touch.
Turn your wedding ceremony programs into sentimental wedding favors by having them silk screened onto vintage handkerchiefs.
Line the aisle with lit, floating candles or flowers in hanging vases with sand, coffee beans or marbles in the bottom. For an interesting twist on an outdoor ceremony, use an oriental rug as the aisle runner. If you’re planning a vintage style wedding, use old teacups hung with flowers on the inside as pew décor.
Put your own spin on ceremony traditions! Writing love notes to each other and sealing them in a time capsule to open on a future anniversary is a great way to revisit that prodigious day. In lieu of the unity candle or sand ritual, some couples pour red and white wine together and drink it to symbolize becoming one.
Exit in Style
Pass out cones with confetti or flower petals to guests to throw as the bride and groom depart post-ceremony. Another take on this tradition is to distribute ribbon streamers for the newleyweds’ grand exit.
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