Wedding anniversary - 'this is your life' style

Wedding anniversary - 'this is your life' style Pixabay 288601
Wedding Anniversaries are great occasions to 


* celebrate an important couple in your lives
* initiate a gathering of family and friends
* document family stories

by holding a "This is Your Life As a Couple" style ceremony.

Finding an opportunity in our busy lives to get together with family and to record family history (and her story) information can be a real challenge.

Whether you have a wedding anniversary coming up for yourself or your parents, make the occasion special by engaging a professional civil celebrant to design a personalised celebration service or ceremony that can create great memories for years to come.

Some couples mark the importance of their relationship by having a Renewal of Vows ceremony. But many Aussie blokes don't feel at all comfortable doing that "mushy stuff" a second time round.

So wedding anniversaries can be a perfect opportunity for family time together.

Your celebrant may consider incorporating some of the traditional themes or symbols associated with the particular anniversary.

A Sample Format for Ceremony:

  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Reading
  • Couple's Story - Stories family historical context and how they met.
    - Reminiscences by guest/s and/ or Reading and/ or Music from the era etc
  • Couple's Story  - Part 2 Their courtship, Wedding Day  and Honeymoon
    - Reminiscences by guest/s and/ or Reading and/ or Music from the era etc
  • DVD part 1
  • Couple's Story - Part 3 Their early years together, adventures, challenges/acheivements, treasured memories, wisdom gained
    - Reminiscences by Groom or guest/s and/ or Reading and/ or Music from the era etc
  • Person's Story - Part 4 Their later years together, adventures, challenges/acheivements, treasured memories, wisdom gained, Dreams fulfilled, future plans.
  • DVD part 2?
  • Renewal of Vows (optional)
  • Cutting the Cake, Singing
  • Toast and Presentation of Certificate, Thank yous
  • Closing Reading or Ritual
  • Guests Good Wishes
  • Conclusion

Obviously there are many variations on the way such a ceremony may be conducted.

  • Talented family and friends may be willing to perform in a variety of ways.
  • Personalised rituals may be developed
  • An Appreciation Album
  • Family & friends wishes in a wishing well
  • DVD of photos and/or a variety of others aids may be created or used to enhance the occasion.

    Remember though that 90% of the effort in creating such a special occasion is in the organising and planning the ceremony, and 10% in the delivery.

    That's why we say: Let the celebration be your gift !

Club together to engage an independent professional celebrant as a group gift to work with you to the depth you desire.

Most celebrants will offer you a variety of packages to suit your situation.

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:47

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