Since you are here and reading this, I shall assume that you are someone who is eager to prepare himself or herself for a wedding day, and more importantly to keep it Catholic! Been there and done that, is what I could say when it comes to researching online for ideas to have a creative wedding, and here are a few pointers I would want to share with you today.
- Pray with your wedding party during prep time and your spouse (hidden behind door if desired) before the ceremony
- Have the groom wash the bride’s feet
- Have a collection for the needy or a favourite charity
- Collect prayer intentions from guests
- Try to get married on a Saint day that you have chosen as your patron saint.
- Have a “Lasso Ceremony”
- Have Bible verses displayed as part of your wedding reception venue decor
- Catechize in your wedding program
- Have a nuptial Mass and also decide the hymns for the mass together.
- Have the priest do confession for you and your future husband before the ceremony.
- Exchange wedding bands that have additional spiritual significance engraved in them
- Pray together over the reading and prayer choices before selecting which ones you’ll have read/said at the ceremony
- Have a religious item on your reception tables or as a favour/thank you gift; give your bridesmaids and groomsmen religious-oriented “thank you” gifts
- Have the flower petals from your wedding made into a rosary later.
- Put a rosary or a patron saint medal in your bouquet, assuming you have already chosen a patron saint for your married life.
- Have the flower girl carry a bouquet of flowers, and after processing in, place them in a vase by the Mary statue.
- Include framed photos of your deceased loved ones at the ceremony or reception with candles to remember them.
- You could have a simple reception or a no reception at all, and donate the expenses of it to either Charity or help any other couples who are married and are financially low as they start their lives together.
More importantly, keep the Wedding Day simple. Don’t get so wrapped up in preparing for one day that you forget about the rest of your life.