Which sort of bride are you? Do you like a traditional wedding with the white dress, attendants, church, traditional words spoken at the ceremony and formal speeches at the reception.
Or do you want a informal casual wedding at the venue of your choice with just a couple of close friends and family, own words for the ceremony and then a reception with no speeches?
How fortunate is the society that we live in that allows a bride and her groom to choose the type of wedding that they would like.
In my experience with couples I find they like a mixture of the traditional and the non-traditional which I think is wonderful. There are so many venues that provide the most perfect places to hold a ceremony and a reception that it is becoming difficult to choose.
What are the traditional things that you enjoy and would love to include in a ceremony?
I love the formality of the dresses, attendants, but also love that couples choose the wording of their vows which is such a declaration of love.
I love the symbolic ceremonies, the holding and blessing of the wedding rings, the exchange of roses, sand pouring or goldfish ceremony. Each ceremony can be different in subtle ways which is unique to each couple.
Let me know your thoughts….
This was sent to me years ago.
Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger?
There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese…..
Thumb represents your Parents
Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings
Middle finger represents your-Self
Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner
& the Last (Little) finger represents your children
Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together – back to back
Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb – tip to tip
Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)…, they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.
Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)…., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.
Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)…., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.
Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers representing your spouse).
You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT….., because Husband &
Wife have to remain together all their lives – through thick and thin!!
Please try this out………….
ISN'T THIS A LOVELY THEORY?
How excited you must feel to be marrying the person of your dreams and to be planning your very special day.
Excitement will be high, but also a little trepidation to make sure you get it all right on the day. Seems so much to think about and even though the wedding is well in advance you know that you need to get started.
The first thing you need to do is have a plan. List all of the things that you can think of to do and then when listed, put them in order of importance. Then breathe a sigh of relief. Remember to breathe, that is the most important thing, otherwise you will faint and someone will have to pick you up.
Book the place for the wedding and reception and then your Celebrant. Don't leave your Celebrant to the last minute as your chosen Celebrant and the ceremony that is created will set the mood for the rest of your day. Choose a Celebrant that you are comfortable with and see the list that I already have on my website jennymitchell.com.au to help you.
Have fun, relax and fulfill your dreams