A well-constructed wedding ceremony will lead you from engaged to married. The purpose of a good wedding ceremony is to create a lifelong marriage. So the pieces of the wedding ceremony are fairly important. The second segment of my 10 Steps to a Perfect Wedding ceremony is the Invocation. Traditionally, this has been understood only as a calling on God.
But to invoke means simply to call. You may be undecided about whether or not you wish to invoke Divine blessing on your marriage, but there are other things you absolutely want included. This segment does best when it invokes four different areas:
Including these four important areas of conversation in your wedding ceremony will lead you to a wonderful ceremony that puts people in place to support your wedding vows and your relationship. It will help your guests flow from the ceremony to your reception, predisposed to have a wonderful time together. And, in the long run, knowing what is true about these four areas will help you create the marriage in which you want to live forever.