Building Your Perfect Wedding Ceremony - The Invocation

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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:

  1. History: You are not the first couple to stand in front of your community to proclaim your Love. Your love is not the first to transform lives. There is power in those connections and in that continuity. You want to use every advantage you have.
  2. Community: Who are these people whom you have gathered? What do you want from these people at your wedding ceremony and beyond? What, beyond the obvious witnessing of vows, do you want from them at your wedding? (Yes, you get to want something!)
  3. Place: Why have you chosen this venue? What's significant about it to your family, or your lifestyle? Even if it's just that this is a place that would feel comfortable to your community, you want to invoke that notion of comfort.
  4. Blessing: Every marriage requires blessing. The only question is from whom are you seeking that blessing? Many people will choose to ask for a Divine blessing. Others will be more comfortable with a community blessing. Still others will leave it up to the guests and offer a place of silence.

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.

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Bottom Line?: Give your relationship the chance it deserves to succeed wildly, against all odds! After all, you deserve it. Your relationship deserves it! And now I'd like to invite you to sign up to receive 2 free templates for creating the wedding ceremony of your dreams, the wedding vows of your heart and the marriage of a lifetime: http://annkeelerevans.org/weddings/free

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This article was published on 2010/04/01
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