ceremony Archive

How To → Ceremony Order of Events

wedding ceremony order of events | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/order-events/ | photo: shutterfreek

photo: shutterfreek | see the real wedding here

Today we’re tackling your ceremony to-do list! Sarah wrote to us with a common wedding advice question often wondered by other brides. She writes,

I am working on my ceremony right now. My fiancé and I are getting married outdoors in the woods. The officiant is a family friend (and this is his 1st wedding). What’s the proper order of events for the ceremony so I know we don’t miss anything? Thanks!

Great question, Sarah! Whether you’re planning a religious or civil ceremony, the following order of events will be fairly similar. Fill in the blanks with your own touches (particular readings or prayers, songs, etc.) and that’s where you’ll see the personalized parts of your big day come to life. Here is helpful ceremony order of events you can follow to help you plan!

This Vow Book is Perfect for Weddings (Giveaway!)

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This beautiful wedding vow book will become a keepsake for years to come. By Claire Magnolia. | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/wedding-vow-book-handmade/

by claire magnolia

Hi, loves! It’s a beautiful Monday and we’re kicking off the week with a brand new giveaway! But first… have you considered a wedding vow book for your ceremony? A vow book is one detail you should add to your list, especially if you are reciting your own vows. Today we are sharing a favorite vow book, which is handmade by Claire Magnolia. They are even giving one away to a lucky reader! Find out more below…

14 Beautiful Ceremony Backdrops Using Doors

wedding ceremony backdrop with doors outdoor wedding | Ceremony Backdrops Doors | photo: John Schnack

wedding backdrops using doors | photos: john schnack

One of our favorite rustic wedding details is the use of re-purposed doors as ceremony backdrops or decor. The more weathered they are, the better! To prove that ceremony backdrops are a beautiful DIY idea, we’ve rounded up fourteen of our favorite examples. Some of these are ceremony backdrops, while others are aisle-way doors designed for the bride to make a true grand entrance — even outdoors! Get ready to break out the hammer + nails: you’re going to be on the lookout for castaway doors to re-purpose after this post! I know I am, if even just for a patio backdrop. ;) Enjoy!

P.S. Need to find doors for your project? This is a great place to start for vintage doors and hardware or Ebay. Another great place to check? estate sales near you.

Wooden Ring Box with Lace — Handmade-a-Day

We have a rustic wooden ring box to share as today’s handmade-a-day pick! Be sure to subscribe for future wedding picks like this!

wooden ring box with lace

by maija’s wedding bliss

Good morning, good morning! We’re kicking off this beautiful Thursday with sunshine and a brand new handmade-a-day find! Today’s handmade wedding find is a wooden ring box with just a hint of lace. I spotted it over at Maija’s Wedding Bliss where you’ll find a handful of other beautifully handcrafted ring boxes, ring pillows, and hair accessories. Go on, take a closer look!

8 Wedding Vow Mistakes to Avoid

wedding vows

see the real wedding | photo: leah marie landers photography

Vows are one of the most important parts of the wedding ceremony and for good reason: your wedding vows are the promises you make from your wedding day to eternity. You make them publicly, which makes them 100x sweeter (and possibly nerve-wrecking for shy public speakers). And, you don’t want to mess them up. That’s why we’ve put together a list of eight most important wedding vow mistakes to avoid so yours go off without a hitch. We’re covering some things you’ve never thought of before, along with some tricks you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!

Fun Programs Guests Will *Want* to Read

infographic wedding program

by b is for brown

When you’re spending money on programs, you definitely want your guests to notice them, right? Unfortunately, many ceremony programs are missed by guests because they are placed too far away from the ceremony entrance or not handed out to guests upon entering the ceremony. Even worse, some ceremony programs are skipped over because they’re too hard to read (with small fonts or not filled with enough detail). Don’t let your programs get overlooked! Instead, try something new and innovative, like these fun wedding programs we spotted at B is for Brown. They’re bursting with interesting details, eye-popping illustrations, and fonts. You can even customize them to coordinate with your wedding colors perfectly. And your guests will love to read them because they’re chock-full of fun facts, her likes vs. his likes, who’s who in the wedding party and family — even how the relationship began (and when the engagement happened). Your guests won’t want to miss out on them! Read on to see the infographic wedding programs, poster style programs, and love story programs we spotted…

7 Ways to Honor Loved Ones at Your Wedding

in memory of those sign by paper and pine

sign: paper and pine co, photo: michelle lindsay

We received this heartfelt Ask Emmaline question from Cassie, who is getting married in a few months. Her grandfather passed away and she wants to honor him on her special day. She writes,

My grandfather passed away a few years ago and I would like to include a mention to him in some way at my wedding. Is there an appropriate way to do so?

First of all, we are sorry to hear about your grandfather’s passing. To help you honor him at your wedding, here are seven of our most cherished suggestions which are all appropriate for a wedding…

Beautiful Ceremony Decor using Peonies

Pink Peony Aisle Decor | photo: one and only paris | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/peony-aisle-decor/

via elizabeth anne designs | photo: one and only paris

Happy weekend! If you adore peonies and you’re looking for some *serious* spring-ready aisle ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We’re sharing some of our favorite peony aisle decor ideas for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies. While peonies are only in bloom for a small window of time — April through the end of May, if you’re lucky — they can really make your wedding aisle pop with prettiness! Read on to be inspired…

6 Cute Signs for the Flower Girl/Ring Bearer to Hold

here comes the bride ring bearer walking down aisle with pennant flag

by the ritzy rose | photo: studio tran

Today we’re tackling one part of your ceremony: what the flower girl and/or ring bearer will hold or carry down the aisle. There is the traditional choice of a flower basket or ring pillow, but what if you don’t want to do what everyone does? If your venue won’t let you toss petals, your flower girl or ring bearer is shy, or you just want to do something unique, you’ll love these signs for the flower girl or ring bearer to hold from The Ritzy Rose. These range from cute phrases like, “You think I’m cute? Wait for the bride” to “Uncle ___, here comes your girl”. Check out our favorite six signs below including one for the reception! Enjoy!