Filipino Veil, Cord & Coin Ceremony

A traditional Filipino wedding ceremony involves several smaller ceremonies within in it, each with very deep spiritual meaning. Couples often include one or more of the following: a special veil, a cord (or lasso) and arras (coins). In addition, the bride and groom will select close friends or family members …

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Wedding Time Capsule Ceremony for Future Anniversaries

I guess I’m a hopeless romantic but I think the Wedding Time Capsule, also called the Wedding Wine Box, ceremony is one of the best ways for you and your future spouse to renew your love year after year. Here’s how it works… The Wedding Time Capsule Ceremony in Detail Prior to …

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How to Include Children in Your Wedding Ceremony

Many weddings have a young flower girl and ring bearer but what if you are bringing children into a marriage and want them to play a more significant role? How can you make your children feel like they are a big part of not only the ceremony but of the …

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Dove Release — Dos & Don’ts for Your Wedding

A dove release is a tremendous way to demonstrate your love and leave your guests in awe at your ceremony. But it only works if you do the release the right way. I recently had a bride and groom who bought their doves from a pet store and when they were …

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How to Plan a Butterfly Release

butterfly release

A Butterfly Release at the end of your ceremony can be a beautiful, touching addition to an outside wedding. According to an American Indian legend, a caught and released butterfly carries a secret wish you make. While the release is supposed to be a stunning display of 20-60 butterflies fluttering over your guests, it often …

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Variations of the Candle Ceremony (Unity Candle)

Unity Candle

The candle or unity ceremony is a popular option to add to your wedding. It signifies the uniting of two lives into one with the bride and groom each taking a candle and lighting another single unity candle together. Here are some variations on the candle ceremony: –The mothers of the bride …

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How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows

About half of the couples I work with decide they would like to write their own vows for their ceremony. Sometimes their own vows are in place of the traditional vows and sometimes they are in addition to them. But in nearly all cases, when it comes time to sit down to actually …

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