Everyone says that weddings are a celebration... so why on earth do we put up with ceremonies that are boring and as far away as possible from being a celebration?
Many people think the real "celebration" starts at the reception - I ask Why? Who wrote that stupid rule? Why can't it start at the ceremony? Let the fun begin early and let's get the guests interacting and actually enjoying the ceremony. Culturally, we've been taught to 'endure' wedding ceremonies - be good boys and girls. Be quiet and respectful. I reckon that's all rubbish. You deserve a ceremony that reflects you both. So, don't have a boring ceremony if you're not boring people! You have a choice now!
Ok, so what sort of ceremony do you want? You obviously want a fun modern ceremony because you're still reading... so, you can choose between -
The standard ceremony is usually about 20 minutes in length, but it really depends on how you design it. Some couples ceremonies stretch out to about 30 minutes... (but remember, with my ceremonies that doesn't mean 30 minutes of boring - its 30 minutes of fun). So, you do get a big say in how your ceremony is designed and structured (unless you want to leave it all up to me and that's great too!).
My ceremonies are written to be fun and interactive - no boring ceremonies here. I believe a good ceremony reflects you both, and is a fine balance between laughs, tears (of joy!) and emotion - not to mention guest participation. Your guests should walk away saying "wow! that so suited them".
So basically, if you're wanting a traditional ceremony, I'm probably not the right celebrant for you. I have some pretty cool ways of getting information about the two of you that can be used in your ceremonies so your wedding is actually about you. Not something that's been nicked from the internet. It's important for me that when you both stand in front of your friends and families, that you feel comfortable and cruisy - not "omg! I'm making a d%^* out of myself". That's why it's important that you have a ceremony that's designed for you - otherwise you're likely to get something "fluffy and cheesy" when you're really not that sort of couple.
Oh!... And I like to enjoy myself too... So you know we'll all enjoy your day.