I have done something a little different in 4 ceremonies that I have officiated. At first the couple was not so sure about what was going to happen but, once we did it they were so happy we did. When I officiate a wedding the couple stands facing one another. That way everyone can see their faces and I am not the center of attention. The next thing I did was have the wedding party switch sides that way the bride looked at her mother and the groom looked at his mother. The mothers aren't getting just a side profile. This makes for a happy couple and happy mothers. They get to be a part of the ceremony and get to see all that is going on. More tears, yes. It is something none of them will ever forget. Also helps when I have a nervous couple and I know that the moms can help me keep them calm. Try this at your wedding or suggest it, it is very special for all involved.
Guess what!!!!! The first of the booklets that I am writing is ready to go to the publisher. I am a little nervoius. I am working with a company as I am writing this. Hopefully by the end of summer they will be out. I am starting on my next one. As I get them all complete I may put them all in one book. The first one is on writing your own vows. The second will be toast speeches. Focusing on the best man/woman and matron/maid/man of honor. Here we go. I hope English class kicks in soon LOL.
Blessings on your day. Please respond and let me know if there are other areas that you would like to see in a book or booklet.
Just a little note about me. I am posting thoughts and helpful hints. I am hoping this makes your special day even better.