Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

Authored by: Rinette Emerson
December 27, 2011

The music you choose allows you to share your emotions with your guests; helps to unite the various parts of your ceremony and sets the tone and atmosphere for your Special Day. It is a representation of your personalities as well as a reflection of your dreams and aspirations. So make your wedding ceremony truly personal by choosing music that will give your guests a unique sound experience and that will be remembered for a long time.

Couples often find that choosing their ceremony music is more difficult than first imagined. Classical, contemporary, eclectic, rock, rap…so many choices. It could take hours to choose just the right music to enhance and enrich the different components of your ceremony. However, choosing your ceremony music doesn’t have to be a torturous or difficult experience if you consider some of the following:

  • If your wedding has a specific wedding theme (for example, beach, seasonal, ethnic, etc.) choose music to match your theme.
  • Beware of choosing songs which are trendy and popular at the moment. It’s more important that you choose a music that is meaningful to you both.
  • Discussing the music with your DJ or musicians as soon as possible in advance gives them more time to accommodate any special requests. This will also give you time to review your song selections and make any changes as time goes on.
  • Plan your ceremony highlighting the occasions that require specific wedding music (e.g. the Processional, the Signing of the License, the Recessional, etc.) and which moments simply require background music (The Prelude, the reception meal, etc.).
  • Browse the extensive list of wedding songs that are available online. Most of the musical event websites contain extensive libraries of wedding songs to choose from.  

The input and suggestions received from others, coupled with your own preferences, can only help to make your ceremony music more memorable and will provide you with fond memories for the rest of your life.

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About the Author: Rinette Emerson

Prior to Enduring Promises, Rinette worked with clients on strategic communications, online development programs, corporate branding and helping clients “get found” online. After officiating her first wedding, many years ago, Rinette was hooked – and now she is a sought after wedding Officiant. A little-known fact about Rinette…she is an amazing artist! You can follow her on LinkedIn.

 

Author Website: https://www.enduringpromises.com


Honouring Loved Ones

Authored by: Rinette Emerson
December 14, 2011

The anticipation of your upcoming wedding signals the beginning of an exciting new adventure and chapter in your life’s story. Sometimes emotions can become overwhelming during the planning process, especially when deciding how to honour a family member or friend who has recently passed away. This can be a painful time for the bride or groom, but it can also be a wonderful way to honour them while celebrating your new beginning and future.

There are several ways to honor your loved one on your wedding day. Here are a few thoughts which can be incorporated into your ceremony, that will not only honour your loved one but also help the healing process and bring you and your guests closer together.

  • Include a prayer or moment of silence.
     
  • Ask a mutual friend or family member to share a special reading.
     
  • Keep a remembrance candle burning during the ceremony, with an explanation to guests of its significance written in your program.
     
  • Have your musicians play or sing a special song during the ceremony.
     
  • Use your wedding bouquet to remember by including one white rose for each person you wish to honour.
     
  • Consider making a donation to a specific charity s/he would have supported in place of giving out wedding favors. Place a card at each table explaining your choice.
     
  • Include photos of your loved ones in your wedding slide show.

List the names of your deceased loved ones in the wedding program under a heading that states, “In Loving Memory.”  Include a few words about each person’s relationship to the bride or groom, since not all guests will know who these people were.

Discuss your desire to honour your love one with other family members and friends. In the end, you and your fiancée will decide what is appropriate and fitting and no matter how you choose to honor them, your loved one will be with you in spirit on your Special Day.

Follow along at our blog.  We post lots of content that will help you create your perfect, hopefully stress-free, wedding day.

Go, check out our Tips and Suggestions and we’ll catch up with you next time!

About the Author: Rinette Emerson

Prior to Enduring Promises, Rinette worked with clients on strategic communications, online development programs, corporate branding and helping clients “get found” online. After officiating her first wedding, many years ago, Rinette was hooked – and now she is a sought after wedding Officiant. A little-known fact about Rinette…she is an amazing artist! You can follow her on LinkedIn.

 

Author Website: https://www.enduringpromises.com


Steven and Jessica

Hi Jim

Thank you for all you did for us – especailly given the extremely short notice.  We were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to find an Officiant who would be flexible to our ceremony time which would have delayed our immigration filing.

We appreciated that you arrived early so that you could review our ceremony with us as well as our Readers.

Again, thank you for adding so much to our Special Day.

Mississauga

Steven and Jessica

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Troy and Robyn

Hey Jim

Robyn and I could not be happier with the service we received. We were fortunate to have found someone like you who made our wedding ceremony as smooth as possible. We thank you for inviting us into your home for our ceremony; that was something that neither Robyn nor I expected when we first called Enduring Promises.

Enduring Promises was extremely easy to work with, although we feel strongly  that it was your passion and commitment to us that made our experience as pleasurable as it was.

We would strongly recommend you and Enduring Promises to any couple looking for an Officiant – without hesitation!

Honestly, there is nothing negative, or even some constructive criticism, that Robyn and I can offer to improve your services. You really did make our Wedding Day memorable and made it a wonderful way to start our married life together.

Again Jim, we thank you for everything.

Best wishes to you for the New Year.

Troy and Robyn

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