Every bride wishes to make her wedding day her own. While personalizing the decor and favors are customary ways to make your celebration distinct, there are also other means to make your big day even more special. For one, you can make simple modifications in your wedding ceremony to make it more meaningful and relevant. Below are four ways to personalize your wedding ceremony.

Choose a priest you personally know

While the church you chose for the ceremony will be ready to assign a priest to your wedding, you may request for permission to bring in your own officiant. If there is a priest who is particularly close to you or whose words have always inspired you, you can ask him to preside over your ceremony. A priest who knows you can make the homily even more personal because he knows your story, and his advice will be more valuable.

Write your own vows

There is an available template for wedding vows, but if you want your vows to capture how you feel about the person you are about to marry, you can compose your own. Writing your own vows is no easy feat, but doing so will surely make your ceremony more intimate. Just make sure to ask the parish where you'll be married if you'll be allowed to read modified vows during the ceremony.

Select unique passages

There are a number of Biblical passages that are usually read during weddings. However, you can choose other biblical passages that best describe your love as a couple. If you and your groom are on the artistic side, you can have your favorite poems or excerpts from novels read during the ceremony. Just remember to ask your parish to check the readings before the big day.


Create a song list for your wedding singer or choir

Church wedding singers always have a ready set of wedding-appropriate songs, but if you want to hear love songs that hold special meaning for you and your partner, you can always approach the choir in advance and give them a list of the songs you'd like to hear. Inform the choir as early as possible so that they have enough time to practice the songs in your lineup. If you have a bigger budget, you can ask your favorite artist to sing a song or two during the ceremony. Again, remember to check if this will be allowed by the parish.

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