Planning Your Wedding Ceremony


Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony is the most important part of it all. This magical event is the reason for the gathering and the entire day. The ceremony usually involves the wedding party, officiant, witnesses, speakers and your special traditions. These tips will help you plan the wedding ceremony of your dreams.


Shaping the Wedding Party


The traditional wedding party consists of a maid of honor, bridesmaids, best man, groomsmen, page boys, flower girls, ushers and parents. Each member of the party has a special role and position. Creating a chart with a list of names and roles can help you keep the wedding party organized during the wedding ceremony.

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Wedding Ceremony Roles


Each member of the wedding party has an important role during the wedding ceremony. The maid of honor acts as a personal assistant to the bride and plays a supportive role during planning and on the day of the event. The best man does the same for the groom, and usually holds the rings during the ceremony. These are two very important people you absolutely cannot imagine the moment without. Therefore, you should choose them wisely. Bridesmaids and groomsmen make up the rest of the supportive group that will have a role in planning with you and supporting you during your big moment. Page boys escort flower girls. Flower girls walk down the aisle behind the ring bearer and scatter rose petals. Some couples chose to have a ring bearer hold the rings, instead of the best man. Having children participate in the wedding ceremony is a personal choice and completely optional.


Procession During the Wedding Ceremony


The procession begins with the entrance of the mother of the bride. Once she takes her front row seat, the groom walks down the aisle and takes his place at the wedding arch. Sometimes the groom’s parents escort him down the aisle. The best man makes his entrance after the groom, followed by the groomsmen. The bridesmaids follow behind the groomsmen, one by one. The maid of honor walks down the aisle behind the bridesmaids. Sometimes the best man escorts the maid of honor and the groomsmen escort the bridesmaids in pairs. Page boys and flower girls make their entrance before the bride, dropping rose petals on the aisle. Traditionally, the father of the bride escorts the bride down the aisle; however, this role can be filled by a family member, close friend or the she can walk alone.

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Officiant at the Wedding Ceremony


If you want your marriage to be legally recognized, you will need to have an officiant present to conduct your wedding ceremony. The officiant can help you plan rituals, readings and your vows. Never be afraid to step outside of the box and do things differently. Incorporate unique customs or create your own. The officiant will be the coordinator of all your customs and rituals. They will deliver special speeches and pause for readings. They will explain traditions to your guests in attendance and guide you through the ceremony.

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Wedding Ceremony at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa


Create the wedding ceremony of your dreams at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa, where ceremonies are designed and decorated by a professional team of master designers. The ceiling is crowned with gorgeous chandeliers and the entire space is decorated with dreamy décor. Walk an aisle of rose petals towards a romantic wedding arch and make magical moments in an elegant ballroom designed just for you. Bring imagination to Crystal Ballroom North Tampa and create a wedding ceremony from fantasy.

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