7 Alternative Wedding Ceremony Ideas
It’s now time to veer away from the stereotype that has shaped almost all wedding ceremonies. Nowadays, couples are becoming much bolder in announcing their blissful union. The white wedding gown, the groom in tux and a very orderly program all seem nice, but adding flair of creativity to your wedding could make this event more memorable. Instead of saying the usual I do’s, couples are now becoming more hands on in terms of the events that take place in the ceremony itself. Imagine a house full of laughter, sweet smiles and glorious wishes in a very intimate ceremony of your choice. So how do you make your wedding ceremony more vivacious while still maintaining its solemnity? There are several alternative wedding ceremony ideas which could your wedding day an event to reckon with.
The vibe of the drums
Drumming is actually used to relieve stress. Studies have shown that listening to the beat of the drums for at least 15 minutes while in sync with our heart beat dramatically reduces stress. In the ancient times, drumming has been used to align the spirits and to create an n intimate connection with the earth. A soothing vibe of drumming on bongo or frame drums is a perfect fit for a beach wedding.
A sentimental alternative to the bouquet
While fresh bouquets are a must for the bride to hold, it could be replaced with something more dear to the bride’s heart. You can choose a flower which has a special meaning to you and to your relationship and adorn it with grass or feathers. In lieu of flowers, books, pets or virtually anything that is of great significance to you can be carried with you to the altar.
The sand of love
Sand ceremonies are the perfect way to signify your love for each other in a beach wedding. Most sand ceremonies make use of colored sand that was bought from a craft store, this time you could do it cost free and with more significance. The couple can make use of the same sand that they are standing on. Both the groom and the bride have to reach down to grab a handful of sand and clasp your hands together while mixing the sand in a seashell. The sand could be kept in a heart shaped bottle for a more romantic flair. This memento would remind you of the very same sand where the two of you vowed to love each other eternally.
Go for a themed wedding
Have a wedding that stands out from the rest by opting to have a theme. The couple could choose a theme that is of great significance to them or just something that they both like. Why not dress up as pirates, or a couple from the medieval or renaissance era. You could even go gothic. You could choose whatever theme your heart desires. It looks pretty amazing on pictures too, with all the fabulous costumes and amazing backgrounds.
Sit down beach wedding
The sit down beach wedding is very ideal for an intimate wedding. You could let go of all the stiffness and script of a structured wedding and just be surrounded with the people you love. You can have your guests sit around you in a circle on the sand or on the blanket and just relax and be soothed with romantic music. It is very unstructured and you can say whatever you want to say to each other. To top the ceremony, you can write each other’s name in the sand and scoop them up with your hands and keep it in a bottle.
The groom can wear anything
Ditch the coat and tie or the tux and let your man be comfortable in this blissful event. Let him wear what he wants to! While it may seem odd, it still is his special day too. So let him be comfortable and let his personality shine. You could somehow opt to match him!
The wine ceremony is similar to the sand ceremony except that wine is used instead. The couple would start with two separate glasses of wine, it is then poured together in a glass. The couple would sip the new concoction. This very well signifies the union of two different souls and the promise of taking each other’s life in each other’s hands.