Although you may want to host a wedding that is far from traditional you will have to respect and follow some general rules and in the lines to come we will talk about the most important wedding things that cannot be skipped in a wedding, regardless its degree of conventionality.
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Religious or not you will have to have a wedding ceremony. Of course, it does not have to hold in a church or in a cathedral or any other place of significant religious importance, but you can do it even in the backyard, have your father walk you down the natural aisle and a friend say a few words about your union as a family.
No matter how bad you are with wording you cannot skip this part of the ceremony. They will all be expecting you to declare your eternal, unconditional love, therefore not writing and saying your vows will turn the whole ceremony to a disaster, let alone the disappointment of the guests. Just gather your thoughts and formulate a romantic, sincere promise that will make your spouse and some sensitive guests shed a tear or two.
The First Dance
You ought to dance in the opening of the reception. As a just married couple you have to show your love for everyone to see in one of the most elegant of arts. It is also a good way of impressing your attendees and having them remember your one-of-a-kind wedding. You must choose a song representative for you as a couple and it is recommended that you take a few dancing lessons, as well. Even if you are not a great dancer, the first dance is a key element and it cannot lack.
Usually, this is given by one of the best men or one of the bridesmaids. However, the parents of both the groom and the bride might want to say a few words too. It is best that you talk to them before and establish who will hold a toast. More than two toasts will make the guests find the wedding party boring. Nevertheless, the toast has to be short and cheerful so as to set a good mood for the upcoming party.
The Cutting of the Cake
It is a moment eagerly awaited by the guest and it is also referred to as the climax of the party. As a general rule, no party is complete without a cake. It is entirely up to you how eccentric or bold you want to make it, but it has to be there and its cutting has to be performed by you first.