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must evoke feelings in your guests for feelings are what
move us- not
mere words. Intellectually based ceremonies, where
love is explained or where the minister bases his or
her ceremony on telling
anecdotal stories about the couple make for marginal
affairs indeed. One month after your wedding day, very
will be able to tell you what was said during
your ceremony- that's human nature. But ten years
from now they will still be able to tell you how they felt at
your wedding ceremony. The success of your wedding
ceremony will therefore be measured in smiles and tears.
it be measured in yawns.
the photo above, Wendi embraces her father at the head of the
aisle, in a moment, her groom Jim will come to meet her. Prior
to this moment, at the base of the aisle while she was entering,
she paused and kissed her father on the cheek and in doing
guests the first of many feelings as they too felt Wendi's
affection for her father. This entrance, and all the choreography
it, was instructed and practiced at her rehearsal.
the photo can be seen four prominent women, all are taken by
the drama, and all are feeling it. A fifth woman, in the third
row, cannot look on, she is the most moved. Two gentlemen are
riveted to Wendy's father, whose eyes have welled with tears.
A sixth woman is wiping her eyes. Of the six women
three have cameras yet none are taking pictures. They have
been taken by their emotions, the pictures will have to wait.
her ceremony, Wendi and her groom will incite other feelings
within their guests. Those guests will feel the romance of
a first date as they watch Wendy and Jim "Wine Share." They'll
feel Wendy and Jim's love for their families as they
to their parents. And they'll feel excitement and elation
as they shower them with petals and applaud as Jim and
Wendi walk down the aisle at the ceremony's conclusion. All
of these options
and how to perform them are extensively practiced during rehearsal.
human beings, feelings are what move us and feelings are what
anchor events in our lives. I cannot remember anything that
was said to me when I attended my first day of school, but
I do remember I cried, and I cried on the second day too. The
nuns who ran my school were from The Little Sisters Of The
SS, a European order (don't laugh, you'd cry too).
spend lots of money at the movies in the courses of our lives.
Added to this is all the time watching our favorite tv shows,
and the novels we've read and the occasional trips to see theatric
performances. All because we want to be moved in some way.
And yes, sports fits right up there at the top giving us the
of excitement as we watch a bases clearing triple putting our
team on top in the final inning.
wedding ceremony, if designed and performed correctly, will
gently incite a wide range of emotions within its audience.
These feelings will form the wellspring from which all the
complements will come from as guests excitedly tell the bride
and groom how happy they are for them, and how impressed they
were with their ceremonies.The experiencing of emotion is the
key to all of this.