Wednesday, July 8, 2009

{wedding day} the ceremony

the ceremony was the favorite part of the day for me. the old house the girls and i came out of was amazing inside..but you had to go up one set of stairs and come down another to get to the door i was coming out of...we had to take of our shoes for the trek..those stairs were steep!

Do: put aside money in your budget for microphones. i know they aren't a glamorous thing to spend your hard earned money on, but our guests were so grateful to be able to hear us..especially since we wrote our own vows. remember: they came to see you, yes, but they came to hear you too.

Do: think outside the box! i sat my parents on the grooms side, and vice versa. this way our parents were able to see our faces during the whole thing and it was comforting to look out and see my mom's smile.

Don't: think you have to have a seat for everyone. chairs can get expensive and they take up a lot of space. we had enough chairs for the immediate family and elderly, while everyone else stood. this created an incredibly intimate atmosphere..but i don't recommend this method if your ceremony lasts longer than 20 min.

Don't: forget to close your mouth when making your way back up the aisle during the confetti throwing. i was choking on a piece of stuck rosemary thru the rest of the night!


Nicole said...

I love your recaps, especially the words of advice at the end. Your wedding was simply Gorgeous!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

aw these are incredible photos & we're loving the do's and don'ts! thanks for sharing with us.

Jessica @ Mason Jar Bride said...

LOVE that first shot of you coming down the stairs. I'm always drawn to those "anonymous" shots where you can't see faces but I've never seen something like that! It's just perfect in every way. Thanks for these great recaps!

Kat said...

Oh my god, Amy, the wedding photos are soooo beautiful!