On the invitation to cover yourself and to avoid disappointment for your guests….always have an alternate venue if you are marrying outside ie gardens, beach…have a mobile number for guests to contact to find out where the venue is continuing …umbrellas required, etc. Record a message for callers -make sure the phone is charged….
Keep hydrated (water) on the day… small meal ie platter of fruit and sandwiches for bridal party and groomsmen to nibble on during the preparation of the day….
Have some water on hand – esky – especially if it is a hot day don’t want guests parched!
SOME WEDDING TRIVIA…..
The Maori people of New Zealand traditionally wore wedding rings made of carved bone or greenstone. The ‘INFINITY LOOP” has spiritual meaning of neverending love. Some modern Maori weddings still feature a ceremonial welcome to the bride and groom and a traditional warrior challenge. The wedding ceremony is conducted by a tribal elder.
In the Middle Ages, the Celts demonstrated their unity with hand fasting. A year after his ritual was performed, the couple was considered husband and wife. In some African tribal cultures, a couple pledging marriage vows would have their hands bound together with braided grass to symbolise their union.
Breaking the glass
Aboriginal smoking Ceremony (elders of tribe to perform)
These are just a few of ceremonial symbols that can compliment culture and the relationship within the Marriage Ceremony.
1st year Cotton or paper
3rd year Leather
5th year Wood
12th year Linen and silk
10th year Tin
15th year Crystal
20th year China
25th year Silver
30th year Pearl or Ivory
35th year Jade or Coral
40th year Ruby
45th year Sapphire
55th year Emerald
60th year Diamond
“Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.” Kahlil Gibran