Our officiant just sent us the PDF of the ceremony template that he usually follows. He told us that we can customize it and personalize the template in any way we want, except for the legally binding phrases of intent that must be said.
We are just starting to look at it, and don't even know where to start. It is a pretty "standard" ceremony that he sent us, and we were wondering, to all of those who wrote their own ceremony, how/what did you do to pull it all together and make it coherent.
Our officiant mentioned a unity candle, for instance, and I never heard of that before he told us. So, to say that we are out of the loop and could use a little bit of help/direction is an understatement. Anyone care to share their "personalizations" that they incorporated in their ceremony?