Cell Phone Announcement: Would you like me to ask your guests to refrain from taking photos with their cell phones during your ceremony? Here is an article that is pro unplugged ceremony, another that’s pro plugged in ceremony, and here’s a hybrid idea that covers both.
The "Give Away": Do you want to have one or both parents walk with one or both of you down the aisle? Do you want there to be language used there or a silent handoff? Here's an article from Brides.com that discusses everything about this tradition and may help you decide.
Honoring Someone Special/General Moment of Silence: You may want to recognize a loved one who has passed or cannot attend your wedding, or you may want a general moment of silence for all who are missed.
Brainstorm names you may want to mention here. I will ask for final choices.
Declaration of Intent: Brainstorm here what you want to create in your marriage together. What are 3-5 aspects of life you want to co-create together during your marriage? I will ask for your final answers.
Vows: Consider how you would like to handle your vows. Here are the options:
I write your vows for you to repeat after me. I would use your answers from the Love Details questionnaire you filled out to write you personalized vows.
You write your own vows. You would download the How to Vow Worksheet and use it to write your own amazing personal and heartfelt vows.
Special Readings, etc.: Special readings are a great way to include favorite written or spoken works that resonate with your relationship. It’s also a great way to involve friends or family members who may not have a role. Here are a few lists of readings; Religious, Non-Religious, and a bit of both.
If you find a reading you like, save it somewhere safe, and I will ask for your final choices.
Unity Ceremony: There's tons of unique options, from planting trees, to braids, to time capsules. If you want to include a Unity Ceremony, please do some research to see what suits you best - starting with this article from the Knot on alternative Unity Ceremonies.
Announcement of the Couple: Do you want to be announced to your guest before you recede out? Consider, which do you like best?
“For the first time, I present to you, Mr. & Mrs. Smith!”
“It is with great pleasure that I now present to you for the very first time Mrs. and Mrs. Smith!”
“I now present The Smith’s!”