If you ask one or more brides, what is important to them on the wedding day, there is a good chance that a large majority answer you: the ceremony . Because let's be honest two minutes, if the ceremony was not so important, everyone would marry in a small group with just their witnesses, a Tuesday afternoon between two appointments, and could very well have a big party with all its friends and family for any other occasion: a birthday, a rack, a new car ... But no, we prefer to reserve it for her wedding day and invite all our relatives to come and see us exchange our vows before the mayor. And for those who decide to marry religious ceremony there is a nice perspective. A ceremony full of emotions translate this commitment before the God you believe in and who will forget the past before the mayor to recite sections of the law 10 minutes. Finally it is for those who have decided to make a religious marriage, because unfortunately for others it will be satisfied with the poor 10-minute ceremony in the chain, after all if you wanted a ceremony, you had to be religious. But no kidding, you also have the right to your romantic ceremony full of emotions: the commitment ceremony. It's like a religious ceremony but secular version. You'll get to you as an officiant who recite texts that you have prepared together during pre-appointment. You see it's almost the same.
What is with the secular ceremony is that it can do just about anywhere. Indoors and outdoors, you are free to do what you want. So according to the theme of your wedding, do not hesitate to be original. If you marry in the summer and you are sure the weather will be you can do in the garden of your reception room: lawn chairs, a carpet of petals down the aisle, a flower arch or balloons behind married, and you'll feel like the middle of a Hollywood movie. That's the traditional version, simple and effective, it has already proven itself and is sure to please your guests which I think have not had much opportunity to attend this type of ceremony.
More original, you can adjust the location to your theme: a cinema for a movie theme wedding , a field for a country wedding , a beach for a wedding by the sea, a boat for a marine wedding ... Anyway you get the idea.
The leader of the commitment ceremony
As for the location, you can do well what you want for the choice of officiant. If you want something personal, you can ask one of your mutual friends to do it, as Joey's wedding Monica and Chandler in Friends. If you are afraid that your friends are not comfortable with the idea of speaking into the microphone to 150 people, you can call a professional officiant, which will give a more formal dimension to your ceremony.
Again no constraints. If you want to make your entry on a song by Marilyn Manson because you're a fan, you can. Except maybe grandmother, you are not likely to shock many people, especially if you like your friends are metal-heads and the officiant is one of your gothic friends! Anyway we digress. All that to say that once again it is up to you, of course, in large lines or it is no longer of interest, what is said by the celebrant and music to be broadcast. If it is a close friend of yours who is in charge of this important mission, it could for example make a speech on your way, what has brought you to each other and so that you are still together after all these years. If you take a professional officiant, you will spend more time with him to tell him your story, little anecdotes, how you see your future together, and it will then write it to the text that you discover during the ceremony, as your guests. You can also project short films, photo montages, distribute a lip-dub ... everything is permitted!
Now you need to organize your engagement ceremony! And if against all odds, it rains Day , do not hesitate to leave umbrellas, pictures are beautiful!