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10 Ideas To Make Your Wedding Ceremony More Meaningful

Yes, I know what you are thinking. We keep dishing out these wedding ceremony ideas like they were hotcakes. Honestly, the reason to club them into such neat categories for easy perusal is because we know about the million things that run across your mind when you are planning your big day. In flipping those glossy pages of bridal magazines with the oft-repeated cliché ideas and trying to chip in as many as you can in your wedding plan, you end up ruining the experience for all. What you need is to personalize your wedding ceremony in a way that makes it reverberate in the heartbeats of every guest witness to your special day, for years to come! And we have the perfect list of wedding ceremony ideas to make your joyous day a meaningful occasion that sends out those ripples of (your) heartfelt sentiment to grip all your near and dear ones.

Take a look:

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Wedding Decoration Ideas

1. The FF Tree Wall

friends and family tree wall

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This is the friends and family tree. And it isn’t merely a piece of décor. Adorn a complete wall of the venue with a huge FF tree that has pictures of your friends and families attending the wedding, connected to each other by relation branches. Have the tree serve another purpose by pointing out who’s seated with who and at which table. This shall not only help people locate their seating arrangement faster but shall help facilitate conversation by serving as an effective ice-breaking technique when they find out they are distantly related or that they’ve been friends with the bride since preschool!

2. The ‘About the…’ Boards

our love story board

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Dot your weddingscape with multiple ‘About the..’ boards that shall dole out fun facts about the bride, the groom, their parents or even their maid of honor! You could even do boards like ‘About our first date,’ ‘about our first apartment,’ etc., and have people adore your love story or laugh at some hilarious anecdote! Plus, if he brought you lilies for your first date, don’t forget to adorn the particular ‘about the first date’ board with a couple or more lilies.

The Heart-To-Heart Wedding Ceremony Ideas

1. A Video Booth

funny faces

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This fresh twist on the photobooth trend is for your guests to record a quick on-screen message for you. You could then post these video messages on your wedding vlog or website, and tag the particular guests to check out your personal thank you responses to each!

2. This Treasure Hunt shall unravel the most precious thing ever

wedding treasure hunt

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Get your guests in on the treasure hunt of their lifetime. Arrange a treasure hunt that unravels your love-story in parts right up until the wedding arrangements, have every successfully decoded clue trigger a video that corresponds very closely to that juncture in your love story until the group reaches the final clue that shall trigger a live streaming of you making your grand entrance – walking down the aisle! Epic, huh! I KNOW!!! <screaming>

3. Personalized Welcome Notes

personalized wedding welcome notes

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Set personal messages on the guests’ welcome notes and give them a reason to smile as they feel the emotional ripple rock their hearts in a revved up pattern of the regular lub-dub! Nothing says ‘thank you for being here on our special day’ better than a heart-to-heart message that either is an oft-remembered memory or a feeling that hasn’t quite been put to words, until now!

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4. Screen The Thank-Yous to Your Parents

personalized thank you notes

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Express your gratitude to your parents in the most special way ever. Clip in fond memories of childhood or college and have a voice-over that says how much they mean to you and how you could not have imagined being who you are and gearing up for the most important day of your life without them by your side! They will tear up, true; but those tears of joy would be more precious than any gift that you’ll ever receive.

Wedding Ceremony Ideas:

1. Pass The Flame

bridesmaids carrying lanterns

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Have each of your guests receive a candle on their way into the ceremony. When it is time to read your vows, have your groomsmen or ushers go around and light one candle at the end of each row so that people can ‘pass the flame.’ This gesture would be a powerful way to mark the significance of a symbolic moment of your life. Plus, you can’t rule out the romantic touch of reading your vows in candlelight, can you?

2. The Personal Theme

moroccan love wedding theme

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Consider having a theme wedding that’s very personal to the two of you. ‘Romance in Paris,’ ‘Moroccan Love,’ ‘Old Hollywood Glam,’ sunsets or even butterflies – the list is endless and you can go crazy to depict your ‘crazily-in-love’ saga.

Wedding Keepsake Ideas:

1. The Time Capsule

wedding time capsule

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Have your guests write out the most memorable parts of your wedding ceremony or a part of your love story that touches them the most on scrolls that can be hidden, only to be opened after a considerable span of time has elapsed – say five or ten years! Time capsules that shall bring smiling tears!!

2. Coz We Take These Home In Our Hearts

Have creative ideas up your sleeve for the keepsakes you want to carry home. Have your guests sign a boat paddle or pieces of a quilt, a hand-made bench or even silver metal trays! Anything that shall adorn that mantel-shelf for years to come!

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Of course, there’s something you can do for everybody – for instance, have the bridesmaids carry their favorite blooms and have your bouquet made with each of theirs, have your respective birthstones attached to your favorite accessories in the wedding, have the most meaningful phrase from your vows embroidered on the ring pillow and so much more. Just pick the ones that appeal to you the most and can be synced in with minimal investment (of time, effort, and money!) and watch your wedding ceremony take wings to the land of most-moving wedding ceremony ever! Maybe yours would be crowned the ruler … nice, na? 😉

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10 Simple Ideas To Make Your Wedding Ceremony Meaningful
The sentiment of your big day shouldn't get lost in the brouhaha of the wedding ceremony! Here are some wedding ceremony ideas that'll make it meaningful.
Sarah Ruiz

Sarah Ruiz

Pursuing a Master's degree in making Mistakes- I sincerely string the lessons into actionable advice- for myself and YOU! You can blame me for LONG sentences, though! ;) :)