Posts Filed Under Ceremony Traditions

The Sweet Christian Bride

The Classic YouTube Bridal Party Dance

You’ve all seen it.  The classic YouTube Bridal Party Dance video.  People loved it.  People imitated it.  Then people became irritated with it (perhaps thanks to Pam and Jim’s dislike of it during their iconic Office wedding?). Well, no matter how overdone people might think it is, I love it.  If this is in line…continued here

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Purity Ring at Your Wedding?

by admin on May 15, 2012 in Ceremony Traditions, Purity, Rings, Vows with 1 Comment

Some women have been celebrated in their teens with a purity ring.  Their fathers or their churches have elevated the status of marriage, of sexuality, and of womanhood and have offered these women a choice to uphold the sanctity of those even then as they were just teenagers.  If the women accepted this purity covenant,…continued here

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

An Honoring Bouquet

by admin on May 1, 2012 in Bridal Party, Ceremony Traditions, Family, Flowers, Purpose with 2 Comments

One of my favorite options came from a friend of mine who had her flower girls hold bouquets that were replicas of her mom’s wedding bouquet. This took attention on the bride’s part to notice her mother’s bouquet in pictures, and to either ask her mom for the details or ask a florist to identify the details (if she was keeping the bouquet a surprise from her mom).

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

“Blessings” for Communion Solo

by admin on October 31, 2011 in Ceremony Traditions, Music with 55 Comments

The song is a reminder that God is mysterious, God is good, God is merciful, and God redeems. What we see as broken or hopeless, God intends and uses for His mighty, wondrous plan. No matter what we are facing or how sinful we are, we are overwhelmed by the love of a perfect, holy, stunning God!

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Breaking Bread Together

by admin on October 28, 2011 in Ceremony Traditions with 9 Comments

You can see why so many brides and grooms want to share communion as their first act together as husband and wife. It sets a foundation for Christ as your hope and the source of your grace. It acknowledges that you are both sinful and must rely on the grace of Christ to help you forgive one another. And it unifies you, or re-members you, in worship as you remember the body and blood of Christ given for you.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Ribbon Centerpiece Decorations

Table decorations don’t have to break the bank, especially for the build-up events such as bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.  Consider using ribbons, along with a simple vase of flowers, in order to create a festive, textured, and colorful ambiance. Simply cut four strands of ribbon, long enough to cross the table from end to end.…continued here

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Transportation Wedding

by admin on October 21, 2011 in Ceremony Traditions, Invitations, Reception Traditions with 1 Comment

Creative genes a’flowin with this urban-planning bride and groom.  With each involved in the city’s transportation industry, they thought it would be fitting to have a transportation-themed wedding. Save the dates resembled bus tickets, but with the advantage of having magnetic backings and the upgrade of having the couple’s photograph on them. The invitation was…continued here

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

An Innovative Daddy-Daughter Dance

by admin on August 31, 2011 in Ceremony Traditions, Family, Purpose, Reception Traditions with No Comments

A couple songs later, however, the father took the dance floor. The bride wheeled herself out in a chair of her own to meet him for a daddy-daughter dance in a format that he was able to do.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Worst Wedding Nightmare: Missing Rings

by admin on August 26, 2011 in Ceremony Traditions with No Comments

The groom stands stunned in fear that his buddy has failed him in this moment. He half notices his best man repeating each pocket and half stands in a paralysis of bewilderment.

The congregation too sits agape in silence, watching this horror unfold. The best man has lost the ring.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Centerpiece Photos

One of the easiest and most fun centerpieces you can do yourself is a photo display of you and your fiancé.  You can buy photo trees or frames at most keepsake stores, or you could hang them from a vase of branches or insert them into photo coasters.  It’s easy to be creative with photos because they are personal…continued here

The Sweet Christian Bride