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Build your very own wedding ceremony arch with these fab and easy DIYs. Choose from beachy boho bamboo, wood arbor all the way to glorious floral wedding altar on meshed wire. All very original and simple to make.

Check out these 7 wedding ceremony arch DIYs and jaw-dropping canopy ideas! All very original and easy to make.

Check out these 7 wedding ceremony arch DIYs and jaw-dropping canopy ideas! All very original and easy to make.

The wedding ceremony arch is a decorative element that is as unique as it is beautiful. There are a few options when it comes down to having a wedding arbor. You may buy or rent the structure and decorate it yourself or you can build it from scratch. Some wedding venues may already have one you can prettify to your liking.

Today we’ll inspire you with some beautiful ideas and show you how to DIY some fab floral arches and canopies with bamboo, branches, wire or wood. Choose your favorite and surprise your guests with a romantic and original altar.

Related: How to Plan a Backyard Wedding for a Fun and Intimate Celebration

How to Make a Bamboo Wedding Arch for a Beach Ceremony

To make this beautiful bamboo wedding ceremony arch you will need 8 bamboo canes, cloth or chiffon, 5 starfish, shell garlands and a couple of palm branches.

Love the colors, the draping and the details! Starfish and a shell garland on this bamboo canopy for a beach wedding by Sand Petal weddings.

Love the colors, the draping and the details! Starfish and a shell garland on this bamboo canopy for a beach wedding by Sand Petal weddings.

  1. Dig 4 holes in the sand, insert each of the four pillars and make sure to hold them well with sand. You may pour some cement to make sure the structure is solid.
  2. Tie the other 4 bamboo canes at the top, forming a square, and holding each end with a rope. If you are handy carving wood, you can cut some notches and form some grooves for a more finished look.
  3. Drape the fabrics or chiffon around the poles and canopy top.
  4. Tie a starfish to each bamboo cane and drape the seashell garland. Finish it and the palm branches and the final starfish.

A romantic and easy to make bamboo wedding arch to adorn your wedding in a very unique way.

Where to buy these materials online:

You can buy moss, birch river cane bamboo, curly willow branches and all that you can imagine at Dried Decor on Etsy with very reasonable prices or a huge variety of pussy willows on Etsy.

How to DIY a Wire Wedding Arch for less than $100

To get this look, you can buy a wire arch trellis online or at any garden store nearby for about $45.00. You will also need white chiffon; about 2.5 times the height of the altar structure and a few twinkle lights.

Wedding ceremony arch made out of a wire trellis. Decorate it with tulle and little twinkle lights. Check out the DIY on the blog!

Wedding ceremony arch made out of a wire trellis. Decorate it with tulle and little twinkle lights.

  1. Follow the instructions to build the trellis.
  2. Wrap the chiffon in a zigzag way so it cover the wire wedding arch structure.
  3. You can add some volume to the base of the ceremony altar by wrapping it with chiffon.
  4. Hang a few twinkle lights.

Total expense: less than $100 and a beautiful look while staying within your budget!




The Dreamiest Floral Wedding Ceremony Arch: How to Build your own Chuppah

This impressive floral ceremony arch is suitable both for indoor or outdoor weddings. The structure is covered with mesh wire floral netting and baby’s breath. The look is absolutely divine.

Wedding ceremony arch ideas only found in dreams. Photo Credit: Ana Junqueira.

Wedding ceremony arch ideas only found in dreams. Photo Credit: Ana Junqueira.

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DIY Wood Wedding Arbor: How to Build a Wooden Arch

Imagination has no limits as we can tell by this gorgeous yet simple wood wedding arbor. To build this wooden arch, you will need 3 pieces of 2 x 4s, hammer and nails, several yards of chiffon and two floral arrangements, one large and one small. And a staple gun, of course!

Simple wedding ceremony arch ideas that fit any budget

Simple wedding ceremony arch ideas that fit any budget

  1. Nail the three pieces of wood to form the arch’s structure
  2. Once assembled, bury it in the ground so it doesn’t budge
  3. Wrap the chiffon around the wooden arch like in the photo. If the top corners don’t stay in place, use the staple gun.
  4. Decorate with the floral arrangements (or willow branches, if you want to keep this way under $80.00) and secure them with the help of the staple gun

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Alternative: If you are not able to make holes in the ground, like the wood arbor in the photograph, you can create a base by inserting each end inside an aluminum bucket filled with fresh cement and let them dry. Then cover the top with flowers or wrap more fabric around them.

How to Build a Unique and Simple Ceremony Altar for a Beach Wedding

This jaw-dropping canopy will turn your beach wedding ceremony into a most memorable one. To build this altar, you will need a wooden trellis, strong solid braid rope or cotton weeping cord (the one used for hammocks) and a long and weeping floral arrangement. The flowers used for the one in the picture are gladiolas and delphiniums.

Beach wedding ceremony arch ideas to DIY. Check out the tutorial on the blog!

Beach wedding ceremony arch ideas to DIY.

  1. Bury the wooden trellis in the sand
  2. Thread and attach the solid braid rope to the wood so the flower arrangement can be placed upon it
  3. Ask your florist to attach or staple the floral arrangement to your structure

A beach wedding ceremony for the ages!

PVC Pipe Wedding Arch Tutorial: Affordable Elegance

You are more than likely in awe of the simplicity and elegance of this PVC pipe wedding arch. We all tend to think of PVC pipe as cheap and ugly looking, but this has changed everybody’s minds. This is one of the amazing creations of Betsaida, destination wedding planner and founder of The Experialist in Barcelona, Spain.

PVC pipe wedding arch tutorial. Photo courtesy of Betsaida, The Experialist, Barcelona, Spain.

PVC pipe wedding arch tutorial. Photo courtesy of Betsaida, The Experialist, Barcelona, Spain.

Its height and strength needs to be adjusted according to the weight of the decorations you plan on adding. If you are not planning on purchasing a pre-made PVC pipe arch, make sure you strap or tether the base to keep it stable. Indoor PVC arches can be embedded in earth-filled flower pots. Otherwise, they do come with a base. Just make sure it’s heavy enough.

Next, you’re ready to attach your favorite flowers and branches to the PVC. Start at one end of one of the PVC pieces, tape or tie the end of the first string of flowers onto the pipe, and then just start wrapping the floral bouquets around, bunching them together as you go. Now, work the adjacent PVC piece, starting at the end where they both meet.

Balance the look with a pop of color on the diagonally opposite corner.

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How to Make a Twig Arbor: Indoor Wedding Ceremony Arch Ideas

A tutorial for a floral twig arch that is a great fit for an industrial or modern wedding. To make this stunning curly willow arch, you will need 8 to 12 stems of seven foot tall curly willow branches, 6 to 10 stems of three to six feet tall curly willow, dried Larkspur, 2 large decorative planters or vases, 1 large bag of sand, wire cutters and floral tape.

Twig arbor with curly willow and dried larkspur tutorial.

Twig arbor with curly willow and dried larkspur tutorial.

  1. Separate the curly willow branches and pick up the straight ones, putting them together.
  2. Then, pick up the curvy ones, and put them to the left or the right of the straight ones.
  3. Repeat the process with the shorter branches.
  4. Push the bottoms to the same height and put them inside the vase. If you want to add more branches, you can do that now to fill up all the blank spaces.
  5. Let’s secure the vases or planters by filling them up with sand to avoid tipping of the arrangements.
  6. Now, we are ready to embellish this arrangement by inserting some dried white Larkspur at the base and attaching some to the branches with floral wire or tape.
  7. Connect the the upper part by tying some branches with thread or floral tape and the rest will spread to the sides

Ready! As simple as it is beautiful.

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Pop-up weddings are a stress-free solution for couples. The price is right, the planning is done, so just show up & have a great time!

No matter how small, pop-up weddings are packed with emotion.

No matter how small, pop-up weddings are packed with emotion.

If you are the laid-back type with a spontaneous sense of adventure, pop-up weddings are the perfect way to get married. If you want a cheap getaway wedding without the hassle of endless planning, think pop-up weddings.

We tapped onto the expertise of two fantastic pop-up wedding planners, Pop The Knot and Pop! Wed Co., to help bring a complete guide to pop-up weddings.

Crazy, affordable, spontaneous and free of headaches, pop-up weddings are the flexible alternative to event-based weddings many newlywed millennials are taking delight in right now.

What are Pop-up Weddings?

Pop-up weddings are small, adventurous, reasonably short and sweet wedding ceremonies. A small shindig of 3 to 10 people – maybe 20 at most. They are very affordable and definitely trending among couples who would rather spend their money on travel rather than on an outrageous bash. Or among couples who shudder at the mere thought of wedding planning! 😉

Pop-up weddings may be held in public places of sentimental value to the couples. Think random bystanders on the street you first met. Think the sprawling backdrop of a quiet public park for your first kiss, or even in the steely ambiance of your favorite brewery. Or the wedding planner may offer you a choice of venues for the dates you are looking for. Either way, it will be the couple, the officiant, a photographer and a few witnesses. So you pick an place or theme close to your heart and include or exclude any wedding tradition of your choice.



Pop-up weddings are a stress-free solution for couples. The price is right, the planning is done, so just show up and have a great time. By Pop the Knot.

Pop-up weddings are a stress-free solution for couples. The price is right, the planning is done, so just show up and have a great time. By Pop the Knot.

Simply by virtue of not hosting a giant party for hundreds of people, your pop-up wedding will make your wallet cry tears of joy! Photography by Rachel Couch for Pop! Wed Co.

Simply by virtue of not hosting a giant party for hundreds of people, your pop-up wedding will make your wallet cry tears of joy! Photography by Rachel Couch for Pop! Wed Co.

How Does a Pop-up Wedding Ceremony Work?

With pop-up weddings, like popping up in a scene to shake things up, you can ditch months of wedding planning. Zero stress.

Get in touch with a pop-up wedding planner, and find out what options they offer.

There is no need to fret about the little things that make for a “perfect” wedding. All you really need is a bouquet, maybe a small floral decor or two, and biodegradable confetti — anything of sentimental value to accent your big day. Don’t forget to grab a handful of sparklers as you figuratively walk down the aisle. They’ll take care of the decor, the food and of the marriage license.

Arm yourself with some glitter and glam confetti push pops for the sendoff! Via BHLDN.

Arm yourself with some glitter and glam confetti push pops for the sendoff! Via BHLDN.

If you are going solo and get to pick the venue, choose the one that you and your partner are crazy about. From your favorite coffee shops to museums to the front of an ice cream truck, the venue of a pop-up wedding rides on delights unexpected.

This will be your task list: pick your outfits, makeup and hairstyle, file for a marriage license and put together your very short guest list. Voila!

You will discover that some people may not like not being invited given the restriction on the number of guests. A solution? Share photos of your wedding on social media and they will soon realize why they weren’t included. Another great idea: organize an informal party at home after your honeymoon!

A wedding at the designer luxury Bryant Park Hotel in NY. Petronella Photography. Wedding Planner: Pop the Knot.

A wedding at the designer luxury Bryant Park Hotel in NY. Petronella Photography. Wedding Planner: Pop the Knot.

Maggie from Pop! Wed Co. recommends including around 15 people for a stress-free- yet people-you-love- lled experience. Photography by Rachel Couch for Pop! Wed Co.

Maggie from Pop! Wed Co. recommends including around 15 people for a stress-free- yet people-you-love- lled experience. Photography by Rachel Couch for Pop! Wed Co.

Crazy, affordable, spontaneous and free of headaches, pop-up weddings are the flexible alternative to event-based weddings many newlywed millennials are taking delight in right now.

Crazy, affordable, spontaneous and free of headaches, pop-up weddings are the flexible alternative to event-based weddings many newlywed millennials are taking delight in right now.




Pop-Up Wedding Advice from the Experts

Michele Velazquez of Pop The Knot says, “Pop-up weddings are the perfect solution for those couples who want a fun and stress-free wedding and don’t want the expensive costs a traditional wedding carries.  These couples prefer to spend their money on down payment for homes or an epic honeymoon versus feeding and entertaining guests.”

“If you have already decided a pop-up wedding is for you, it doesn’t mean you have to give up all of the things that make up a traditional wedding” – Michele says. “Rock your beautiful wedding gown in the middle of Central Park if you want.  Have a violinist play the Bridal March or maybe another unique song. Take beautiful posed wedding photos and enjoy your big day.”

A wedding that stops NYC traffic! Pick the venue, get married and have fun! Wedding planners: Pop the Knot.

A wedding that stops NYC traffic! Pick the venue, get married and have fun! Wedding planners: Pop the Knot.

Pop-up weddings may be held in public places of sentimental value to the couples. Think random bystanders on the street you first met. Wedding planners: Pop the Knot.

Pop-up weddings may be held in public places of sentimental value to the couples. Think random bystanders on the street you first met. Wedding planners: Pop the Knot.

Rock your beautiful wedding gown in the middle of Central Park if you want. Pop the Knot Wedding Planners.

Rock your beautiful wedding gown in the middle of Central Park if you want. Pop the Knot Wedding Planners.

Maggie (Winters) Gaudaen, co-founder of Pop! Wed Co., gave us a great piece of advice for the couples considering pop-up weddings: “Make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. There is no need to bend to tradition, or spend outrageous amounts of money on things you are told you need. The only thing that matters at the end of the day is that you are married to the person you love the most in the world. So make sure that your wedding day is about you and your partner, and the way you would like to celebrate.”

“We’ve had the best wedding experiences when the venues explicitly agree to host our weddings” – says Maggie. “If you’re hoping to get married at a small business, like a local coffee shop you love, ask first! In the past, local businesses have been over the moon excited to welcome couples for popup weddings, and it’s so much more fun to team up with the proprietors than to try to sneak around.”

We had to share this tip from Maggie and you’ll see why: “The famous sendoff photo (with confetti, sparklers, etc.) is the perfect end to a tiny wedding ceremony. If you have a few guests, you can grab some confetti and go for an epic exit after your first kiss. Just make sure you warn your photographer, cause that photo op will rock.”

Get married with a tiny wedding in front of your framily​​ and enjoy! Photography by Rachel Couch for Pop! Wed Co, wedding planners.

Get married with a tiny wedding in front of your framily​​ and enjoy! Photography by Rachel Couch for Pop! Wed Co, wedding planners.

Make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. There is no need to bend to tradition, or spend outrageous amounts of money on things you are told you need. Wedding planners: Pop! Wed Co. (Top Photo courtesy of: Matt Miller Photography)

Make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. There is no need to bend to tradition, or spend outrageous amounts of money on things you are told you need. Wedding planners: Pop! Wed Co. (Top Photo courtesy of: Matt Miller Photography)

Pop-up Wedding Ideas to Fall in Love With

What about a restaurant pop-up wedding? Probably where you and your boo had your first date and the magic fell in. Just ask your planner to make reservations for your pop-up wedding. Whether it’s a fancy place or a burger joint, treat yourself to carefree adventure and save mula.

Or go out on the town! Who says you need to bring a theme to a pop-up wedding? The theme is in the venue; have your wedding on the street and sightsee the city or countryside. Make sure to bring along your favorite people.

A pop-up wedding in the woods will be breathtaking. With the sun shining, the birds singing, a natural landscape beautiful in the backdrop. Say your “I do” right in the middle of nowhere! On the other hand, just have a picnic pop-up wedding with picnic baskets and food for everyone to dine on.

If you want a cheap getaway wedding without the hassle of endless planning, think pop-up weddings!

If you want a cheap getaway wedding without the hassle of endless planning, think pop-up weddings!

You can go also go boho in your favorite brewery—and have your first dance while the workers in overalls cheer on.

Some pop-up wedding planners offer themes like Star Wars, trashy Vegas or vintage-glam! Take your pick!

Alternatively, you could just go for a trailer or trailer park wedding. With flashing “just married” neon lights, you could have a mobile pop-up wedding, saying your vows as you are driven around town.

For a pop-up wedding ceremony the dress can be no fuss no muss, like this beautiful and casual gown. Jillian Bowes Photography.

For a pop-up wedding ceremony the dress can be no fuss no muss, like this beautiful and casual gown. Neiman Marcus. Jillian Bowes Photography.

Get in touch with a pop-up wedding planner, like Pop the Knot, and find out what options they offer.

Get in touch with a pop-up wedding planner, like Pop the Knot, and find out what options they offer.

Take beautiful posed wedding photos and enjoy your big day. Wedding by Pop the Knot.

Take beautiful posed wedding photos and enjoy your big day. Wedding by Pop the Knot.

How Much do Pop Up Weddings Cost?

Each pop-up package with Pop The Knot starts at a mere $1,715 and it includes a venue, officiant, photographer, and bouquet and boutonnière so it truly is a one-stop shop for your pop-up wedding.

Pop! Wed Co. packages start at $2,900 and they include a popup legal wedding ceremony at a location in DC (you can also get married at their wedding venue in NE!), as many as 15 guests, photography of the ceremony, posed portraits and a portrait session for the two of you, a custom designed photo album and wedding treats! The whole wedding lasts just over an hour!

Original art deco wedding arch.

Original art deco wedding arch.

Romantic, urban pop-up wedding in NYC. Eneida & Rafael. Pop The Knot Photography & Wedding Planning.

Romantic, urban pop-up wedding in NYC. Eneida & Rafael. Pop The Knot Photography & Wedding Planning.

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A pop-up wedding is more of short, stress-free matrimonial leap of fate that falls in between a small intimate wedding and an elopement. Hope you enjoyed this guide and share your thoughts with us below! And right after that, discover all you need to know to officiate your best friend’s wedding. Find out why ‘By the power vested in me…’ are words you will never forget.

Pick your wedding colors. Dark & moody jewel tones for a forest wedding.

Pick your wedding colors. Dark & moody jewel tones for a forest wedding.

What better venue than a rooftop? Jennifer Blair Photography.

What better venue than a rooftop? Jennifer Blair Photography.

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Discover all you need to know to officiate your best friend’s wedding. Find out why ‘By the power vested in me…’ are words you will never forget.

In order for a marriage to be legally binding, the wedding ceremony itself must include two key elements. Discover all you need to know to officiate your best friend's wedding.

In order for a marriage to be legally binding, the wedding ceremony itself must include two key elements. Discover all you need to know to officiate your best friend’s wedding.

So, you’ve been asked to officiate your best friend’s wedding. Definitely on fleek. To be entrusted by one’s best friend to take the sacred role of a priest or judicial official in his or her wedding is a big deal. Forget fear and anxiety, doing the honor is a full and rewarding experience.

Still, you may want to take a quick look at what you need to know and how to prepare to officiate your best friend’s wedding.

How do you Become Ordained to Officiate your Best Friend’s Wedding?

Definitely, you need to be a legal officiant to officiate your best friend’s wedding. Each state has its own say on who can and cannot officiate marriage ceremonies; even legalities in individual municipalities within states vary as well.

Overall, it’s a simple process that can take place online. But most states do require marriage officiants to be over 18 years old.

Next, call the registrar in the township hosting the wedding and find out the criteria for legality. The internet is your buddy. Check online to get the rules and policies that apply to your state.



Be creative when officiating a friend's wedding. This alternative unity ceremony will help love grow.

Be creative when officiating a friend’s wedding. This alternative unity ceremony will help love grow.

Have the officiant wear a GoPro during the wedding and get a whole new perspective on the ceremony.

Have the officiant wear a GoPro during the wedding and get a whole new perspective on the ceremony.

Find out What the Couple Wants

Although you are officiating your best friend’s wedding, it is still their wedding. Have a sit-down with the couple you are marrying and hash things out. Ask them if they can provide a basic outline you could later personalize. You don’t want to ruin their moment by deviating from the tone and vibe they have in mind.

Are there specific traditions to incorporate, or family members to recognize? Are certain religious rites included? Is it going for to be an offbeat and informal affair, or a serious and important tribute?

Moreover, some couples like surprises when their best friend officiates their wedding, while others want veto power on every detail of the ceremony. Regardless of their preference, know their stance on risqué jokes or references. You might know your soon-to-be-wed pals to the letter, but never jump to conclusions or make assumptions.

Ask, take note, and make their day lit.




Love this romantic wedding photo captured by Robert Hall Photography. A home ceremony in Michigan.

Love this romantic wedding photo captured by Robert Hall Photography. A home ceremony in Michigan.

One of the most expected moments of the wedding ceremony: the kiss. Photo: Lisa Czech Photography.

One of the most expected moments of the wedding ceremony: the kiss. Photo: Lisa Czech Photography.

Don't forget about the send off part of the ceremony. Use cute prints or newspaper to make the cones and your wedding colors for the confetti.

Don’t forget about the send off part of the ceremony. Use cute prints or newspaper to make the cones and your wedding colors for the confetti.

Research and Prepare to Officiate your Best Friend’s Wedding

Starting earlier—weeks or months before the wedding—will keep you in control. Study wedding clips (similar to the one you’ll be officiating) and take note of length, specific jokes, structure, traditions, etc.

In preparing your delivery, collect memorable materials specific to the couple, and enlist the help of an editor if necessary. If the couple doesn’t want surprises, run your final wedding script by them and get their veto.

Jewish law does not require that marriages be performed by a rabbi. Photo: G. Chapin Studios.

Jewish law does not require that marriages be performed by a rabbi. Photo: G. Chapin Studios.

Don’t Forget to Plan a Rehearsal

Rehearsals are a must-have. You wouldn’t dare going in blind when officiating your best friend’s wedding.

Traditionally, the officiant heads the rehearsal. Sometimes the wedding planner leads everything. Be sure to talk with the couple to figure out whether a wedding planning play might come into play.

And if you are assigned to plan the rehearsal, plan the ceremony to a tight perfection. Is it an overwhelming job? Yes. Humbling and touching? Of course. So you really don’t want to blow it. Thankfully, rehearsals help every party know what is required of them and when.

You need to be a legal officiant to officiate your best friend's wedding, but it will be well worth the effort. Rancho Palos Verdes from The Brandon Kidd Photography.

You need to be a legal officiant to officiate your best friend’s wedding, but it will be well worth the effort. Rancho Palos Verdes from The Brandon Kidd Photography.

Who knows? Maybe you will also get a nice bottle of Jacks when the couple proposes to you.

Who knows? Maybe you will also get a nice bottle of Jacks when the couple proposes to you.

As a friend of the couple you may wear tartan kilts if the wedding you are officiating is Scottish.

As a friend of the couple you may wear tartan kilts if the wedding you are officiating is Scottish.

How to Officiate your Best Friend’s Wedding: The Order of Events

Just in case planning the rehearsal is absolutely your responsibility, here’s the usual order of events: the procession, opening remarks, the charge to the couple, the exchange of vows, the exchange of rings, the pronouncement of marriage, the kiss, the closing remarks and the recessional.

The charge to the couple is where you remind the couple about their duties and roles in marriage.

The recessional refers to the formal exit of the bridal party, just as the procession refers to its entrance. The order is slightly different according to the faith, so make sure you research it in advance.

'By the power vested in me...’ and ‘I now pronounce you’ will never feel so wonderfully tense and palpable.

‘By the power vested in me…’ and ‘I now pronounce you’ will never feel so wonderfully tense and palpable.

There is no need for you to wear official wedding minister attire.

There is no need for you to wear official wedding minister attire.

Getting ordained is simple.-If your friends ask you to officiate at their wedding, do it.

Getting ordained is simple.-If your friends ask you to officiate at their wedding, do it.

How to Officiate Your Best Friend’s Wedding: Make it Legit

For a marriage to be legally binding, the ceremony must include two key elements. The intent and the Pronouncement. The intent is where you ask the couple if they take this person to be their lawful wedding partner. The Pronouncement is where you get to say “I now pronounce you.” Make sure these two elements are included in your wedding ceremony script!

After performing the ceremony, comes the most important paperwork: filling out the marriage license. Properly and fully fill the application and make sure you bring it to the wedding. The license should be returned promptly to the correct authority after the ceremony to ensure that it doesn’t expire. Marriage licenses tend to have a 30 to 60 day validity. This is the officiant’s responsibility in the majority of the states. You can mail the license, but dropping it off in person is preferred in order to avoid any unforeseen complications.

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Now you might want to start ruminating on details—what you will be holding the procession, pulpit logistics, microphone, binder, etc. Relax. Draft a delivery that is intimate and humorous. And practice your near-final draft in front of a small audience before D-day.

Although you cannot officiate your best friend's wedding at City Hall, get inspired by this fab idea!

Although you cannot officiate your best friend’s wedding at City Hall, get inspired by this fab idea!

I love the idea of an unplugged ceremony. People shouldn't be ruining somebody else's special moment. They do turn off the phone at the movies. amiright?

I love the idea of an unplugged ceremony. People shouldn’t be ruining somebody else’s special moment. They do turn off the phone at the movies. amiright?

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