For my wedding, i would really like to extend my ceremony a bit... i kind of dislike the short 'get it over with so we can party' kind of ceremony and really have been putting some thought into mine. here's what i have so far...
prelude - greensleeves played by a good friend on her flute
Welcome to our guests
A special message for our parents
A song sung by one of my bridesmaids for us
our exchange of vows
does anyone have any other ideas for how we can make it a few minutes longer and a little more special? i was thinking that maybe someone could read a poem or something... since all of our guests aren't invited to our small reception, i really wanted to make it worth their while to come to our ceremony... we're also going to have a receiving line outside the church and we're going to ring the church bells...