Various wedding ceremony types

Weddings can be the most special day in someone’s life, the ceremony brings two people together and as such, it should and usually does reflect who they are in every aspect of the ceremony. For some people, ceremonies are nothing more than a formality, but for others, it is very important and they invest a lot of time and effort in preparing for it. It’s very important for you to choose the right type of ceremony. There are tons of options out there but it’s quite amazing how a lot of people believe you can only choose between civil and religious. This is a shame. Here are a few different types of wedding ceremony types out there:

Religious ceremonies

This is something that could happen at a local parish, church or sacred site. It’s a very traditional option and most churchgoers know it’s one of the most popular options out there. It’s not even an option for people who don’t go to church regularly. Churches have become a lot more flexible with this in recent times, and the service doesn’t need to be in the same traditional format. Most churches also have organs, choirs and even bell ringers.

Civil wedding ceremonies

They are conducted by registrars in local registry offices or licensed venues. There are a lot of venues which have been licensed for this so there’s a lot of choice on offer. More than 65% of all marriages today take place in civil courts and this comes as no surprise. It’s simple, involves hardly any paperwork, and a selection of declarations and vows offered with personalisation of music and readings.

Non-legal wedding ceremonies

There are many confusing terms for these ceremonies like humanist and interfaith blessings. It’s not going to be possible to go through all of them here so you should read about each of them individually and in detail. Who knows, one of them might just turn out to be exactly what you’re looking for.