Linking Wedding Invitaions/Ceremony/Reception
Jess and Matt’s wedding was an interesting one. When they sent out the invitations they asked everyone when they responded to say “what are important qualities that make a great marriage.”
They collated everyone’s responses and gave me a spread sheet of peoples answers asking me to use a selection in my welcome. Later only in the ceremony, they held hands, some special words were said and a piece of ribbon draped over their hands. On the ribbon was written the most common responses that people gave to the question asked eg communication, trust, honest, friendship etc.When the reception began and people were looking at a map of where they were sitting the tables were labelled with the major qualities mentioned eg some were assigned the communication table etc. This was truly a brilliant way to involve people and to link invitations/ceremony/reception.
Below are the words that were used in the “ribbon ceremony.”
These qualities, mentioned by all here, will no doubt be imbued in the marriage of Jess and Mark forever.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes: tears of sorrow and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will comfort you in illness, and hold you when fear or grief racks your mind.
These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times.
These are the hands that will give you support and encourage you to chase your dreams. Together, everything you wish for can be realized
Today we bind these hands with this ribbon and tie a knot symbolising your connection to each other which will be coloured brightly forever