Marketing your wedding Re-Do:
I recently read a thread containing advice for couples that for whatever reason had to marry legally and weren't afforded the opportunity to have a “proper wedding”. Now, because you have the time, money, ect. You’d like to have the wedding of your dreams. I say go for it. Think of this as your Wedding Celebration.
I do agree with the article I read. If you are already married, you cannot properly call it a “wedding”. Advertising it as such is rude and dishonest to your closest friends and loved ones. Please don't do this. Please don't tell people I told you to do this.
Beyond that, let’s have a little chat, shall we, ladies, one thing at a time? Let’s start with the Church ceremony.
If you were not married in the church (and would like to be), contact your pastor and discuss with him options of having your union blesses by the Church. Many ministers, while their marriage ceremony may differ from officiate to officiate; will have the ability to re-word the ceremony more as a blessing than a re-enactment. Some ministers will even preform a ceremony of your composure, with approval, if you supply him or her with it in time for them to practice.
It is no different from inviting family to a christening or a baptism. The important thing here is to market it properly. Be upfront when you discuss this with the minister. When you word your invitations, consider something like “The blessing of the marriage will occur at 3:00 in the afternoon at St. Johns church”
If you want your ceremony performed outside of the church, you could always invite a poetic friend to conduct the blessing.
Here are some nice blessings to get you started thinking: