A wedding ceremony doesn't have to be the same old thing that you saw and your friends wedding. Make your ceremony personal, about you and your fiance. You should add your own special touches and be creative.
- Have children pass out candles, flowers, or yarmulkes (skullcaps) for a Jewish ceremony.
- Print greetings, poetry, and tributes in your wedding program.
- Hang a floral wreath on the door of the house of worship, announcing "a wedding is in progress".
- Line the windowsills with votive candles; wrap greenery or tulle around columns.
- Walk down the aisle on a hand-painted runner decorated with flowers.
- The bride and groom walk down the aisle escorted by both parents--a Jewish tradition.
- As the bride is escorted to the altar, she might pause at the first pew to give her mother a flower and a kiss; as she leaves the altar with the groom, she'd do the same for her mother-in-law.
- Sip from two goblets of wine--a Jewish tradition--to symbolize the joy and sorrow of life.
- Have bridal assistants ring bells, release doves, or blow bubbles as you emerge from the house of worship.
- Travel to the reception in creative transportation--a horse and buggy or an antique car.
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