Last week, I met with an engaged couple to discuss ideas for their ceremony. They had one goal in mind – they wanted a great ceremony that was personal and engaging. There are many factors that contribute to a great ceremony. All of which are dependent on what the couple believe is the purpose of their ceremony. Once the objectives are clarified, the design and writing process can begin. Great ceremonies are…
- Created with intention.
- Have a bigger purpose.
- Add indefinable value.
- Take time.
- Change how people feel.
- Include the couple’s story.
- Appeal to the heart twice as much as the head.
- Make people feel like they belong.
- Give people something to talk about, but more importantly something to believe in.
- Are shared.
(Inspired by Bernadette Jiwa, The Story of Telling)