How then, do you honor both of these separate qualities at the same time? Can you successfully incorporate both the serious and the fun? You can! Many modern couples are doing just that by choosing to customize their wedding ceremonies. Rather than simply doing what has always been done, they are combining the most personal, significant of the time-honored traditions with newer, individually relevant elements. The result is a truly memorable, one-of-a-kind wedding celebration.
If you are planning a wedding, think carefully about what you want the ceremony to mean. Choose the traditions from the past that speak most clearly to you. Is a long, flowing dress important to you? By all means, include it. Is having your father “give you away” emotionally significant? Then it should definitely be a part of your ceremony. Whether it’s the garter, the tiered cake, or the white veil, whichever of these have meaning for you, make them a part of your special day.
New ways to celebrate
Not being tied to the old way of doing things is very liberating. It frees you to add fun, individual touches to your celebration. Have a themed wedding, for instance, and ask the guests to come in costume. Buy a red carpet and make your once-in-a-lifetime entrance in real star style. Remember, the sky’s the limit. Whatever wonderful and joyous flair you want to add — even if it’s a red carpet runner! — add it! It will make your day the truly special day it was meant to be.