When it comes to alternative wedding ceremony ideas, the possibilities are quite literally endless. Yep, you can do absolutely anything when it comes to your wedding ceremony. Anything at all. Well, it’s your wedding, at the end of the day, isn’t it? That means you can have complete creative control over what happens with it and how you tie the knot with the love of your life.
If you know you’re going to want an alternative ceremony idea, but don’t quite know what you want this idea to entail, then make sure to read on to find a few example ideas.
Having the ceremony take place in Vegas
This might not be a new ceremony idea or concept. And yes, this might not seem that alternative at all, given how popular a ceremony choice it is. But, think about it. Really, really think about. Wouldn’t getting married in Las Vegas be that cliche, that it would naturally become alternative? Well, in any case jet setting halfway across the world to say your vows would be far more alternative than saying them in a church or other premise licensed for marriage in your local area, wouldn’t it? What’s more, nobody is going to forget a Vegas wedding in a hurry!
So, if getting married in Las Vegas is the alternative ceremony idea that has you most excited for your wedding day (not that you need to be excited for your wedding day), then make sure to learn more about doing so here. If you do decide to do so, then you may as well spend the honeymoon in Sin City too and kill two birds with one stone!
Yes, you read that correctly, there is such a thing as a wine wedding ceremony. What this ceremony idea entails is the bride and groom mixing two different types of wine, probably white and red, into a container that they then both take turns drinking out of of. This takes place during the speaking of the vows as it symbolises two becoming one, and will surely live long in the memory of those in attendance.
If you don’t want to stop drinking at all during your wedding day, not even through the ceremony, then this could be the perfect ceremony idea for you. Or, if you don’t fancy drinking during the ceremony, or even at all during the day, then you can replace the wine with water. It works just the same if the water you and your other half mix are coloured differently. Just make sure that whatever you colour your water with, if you decide to go down this route, is in fact drinkable.
Tree planting ceremony
If you and your other half are both nature lovers and hopeless romantics, then the tree planting ceremony could be the ceremony for you. What you and your other half would do during such a ceremony is, after you have said your vows, plant a tree before the eyes of those in attendance. Doing so would symbolise that your and your now husband’s or wife’s journey together is now a seed that is waiting to grow, and that you have many years left together to allow it to grow. You could then revisit the tree together after the ceremony to nurture it and see that it grows to be as big and as strong as can be.
Of course, choosing this ceremonial idea means you would have to have your ceremony outside, but is that really a bad thing?
There are an endless amount of alternative wedding ceremony ideas out there to choose from, the three above don’t even scratch the surface in that respect. But, whatever ceremonial idea you choose, just make sure you don’t blow your wedding budget on it! Remember, the wedding day is about more than just the ceremony, so you can’t spend every penny on it.
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