How To Create A Classic Wedding Ceremony With A Modern Touch

classic wedding ceremony

Many brides are dreaming of a classic wedding ceremony with the bridal chorus by Wagner, “Here Comes the Bride” playing on the church pipe organ. However, you are a modern bride-to-be and you long to add a special touch to an ancient marriage service.

But, how do you plan a joyous celebration? Firstly, get a marriage license and a wedding celebrant. Marriage is the legally or formally recognized union of two people in love. So, if you’ve said yes and now proudly wear the engagement ring, what is the next step?

Easy, you are now officially engaged and feeling happy. Basically, you are ready to start wedding planning. And that’s why a legal and valid marriage certificate could be required.  You can arrange a thrilling and momentous ceremony whereby the document states your marital status as a couple.

So, knowing all this, what is your ideal setting for your twenty-first century nuptials? Here are some ideas for who can conduct your classic wedding ceremony with a modern twist on traditions. Read on…

Classic wedding ceremony with a modern twist

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Background information about traditional white weddings

The age-old institution of marriage is changing in many ways. And the traditional white wedding that unites you both in wedlock is a formal or semi-formal occasion. It originates in America and Great Britain. What’s more, the term captures the entire western wedding routine (Christian religious tradition). This includes a civil and/or church ceremony during which the marriage begins, followed by a reception and party.” Source: Wikipedia.

Officiate your wedding with someone who sounds like you

Coupled with the above, finding the perfect balance of old and new traditions can be stressful. And with the evolution of modern relationships, you can have a wedding celebrant lead your wedding ceremony. Even better, they can double up as your ring bearer or master of ceremonies, too. What’s more, your chosen officiant has a subjective view, is a good narrator and has lovely diction. So, get your marriage certificate in order.

Interfaith Minister of the Universal Life Church Monastery

Secondly, modern and individuals like you and your lover are redefining what it means to be in a relationship. You might be an atheist or non-believer. So, a universal life|interfaith church minister complements your beliefs better. An ordained minister performs your ceremony, where and when you want it. Your lives are unique and a unique marriage service completes your desired wedding day look. Read more about interfaith marriages. 

Know thy self-worth and fulfill your wishes and your dreams

Another thing, old wedding traditions are changing into something new and exciting. It has become a hallmark of true love for partners longing for a contemporary and inspiring wedding. So, empower a close family member or friend to conduct your marriage service. They have a profound bond with you. Find someone who is secure in the role as your ceremonial speaker. Get together with them to discuss the order of service. Moreover, with their help you’ll celebrate your classic wedding ceremony with a personal touch.

young bride holding her grooms jacket lapel and showing her wedding ring

“We always said we both had baggage, just different suitcases.”

Lady Toastmaster – Ceremonial Speaker

A bespoke wedding ceremony suits your free-spirited personality, moral values, and individual beliefs. And a well-dressed and well-spoken lady toastmaster is the answer to your fun alternative event. To put it simply they can function as both your interfaith minister, celebrant and wedding master of ceremonies. Hosted from morning, afternoon and through to the evening celebrations, you put a personal and contemporary spin on your wonderful wedding day.

Get the royal treatment for your classic wedding with a twist

Finally, the tone of voice, your choice and your decision are key to a classic wedding ceremony with a modern twist. If Harry and Meghan (Duke and Duchess of Sussex) can have an interracial marriage and break the wedding rules, so can you. So, make a good impression with someone you feel comfortable and confident with. Let them shoulder the responsibilities. When you communicate openly and freely, they’ll use your input to share your history and tell your beautiful love story. Moreover, take your wedding to the next level in royal fashion!


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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner enjoying a work-life balance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My celebrant | marriage officiant | master of ceremonies | gospel choir services, take me all over Holland. What's my vice? I love on-line retail therapy. Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE and see you soon!

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