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Are you planning your Micro Wedding and looking for meaningful ways to write your wedding ceremony? This article is for you.

As a top-rated wedding officiant in New York, I was recently contacted by one of the editors for The Knot to assist engaged couples who are planning their intimate, non-denominational, or hybrid-spiritual ceremony.  These times call for creativity and heartfelt celebrations to celebrate our nearest and dearest. This article answers your questions on how to put together a personal ceremony while still honoring tradition.

Need help with writing your personal vow?

As I mentioned in the article, one of the best ways to personalize your wedding ceremony is to write personal vows to each other.  I recently wrote and published a book with 300 plus original phrases for you to use as inspiration for creating your own wedding vow.  Many engaged brides and grooms refrain from writing vows due to a lack of confidence in their writing skills.  Sometimes with a little encouragement and inspiration, you will find that writing your vow is actually enjoyable.  It’s a chance for you to share your feelings on the most important day of your life.  To order a copy of my book, click here.

Are small gatherings the new normal for weddings?

Since social-distancing protocols have become the fabric of our existence, it is probably best to plan a smaller wedding celebration than you may be accustomed to.  Many engaged couples are planning outdoor weddings to keep their guests (and themselves!) safe.  If there are people who are unable to attend or travel, you can set up a skype or zoom call to allow your long-distance guests to attend your wedding ceremony live via Livestream.

Rev. Dr. Samora Smith, owner of Common Ground Ceremonies is an award-winning NYC wedding officiant, pre-marital counselor, relationship and life coach, hypnotherapist/NLP practitioner.  You can contact her directly at rev.samora@gmail.com or visit her website for more info www.commongroundceremonies.com

 

 

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