Our ceremony is one of the many highlights of your wedding day because it's so personal.
So often, ceremonies are lengthy, boring, not personal.
Not so when you entrust the planning of your wedding and ceremony to Costa Blanca Events.
Our ceremonies are a perfect mix of informal and formal moments, with just the right level of respect for wedding etiquette.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CEREMONY?
The content is always different, but there is a specific structure in our ceremonies.
- It begins with a personal welcome word for you and for the persons close to you, parents, grandparents, children, best man, maid of honour, etc.
- If you want, we can include a brief moment of reflection for those who unfortunately cannot attend, either due to health, age or because they're deceased.
- Then 2 guests, usually the mothers of the wedding couple, light a candle, which is the first part of the unity candle ceremony.
- The next part is the personal part, so how do we do that?
During the weeks of planning, with various video calls, we get to know you a bit better.
But we'll never know you as well as your close family and friends.
That's why we ask them for a bit of help.
When they log in to our online wedding planner system, they're asked to answer a few questions about the wedding couple.
About your childhood, studies, work, how you've met, your life together, hobbies, proposal and children.
All of this information is treated with respect and in absolute respect of privacy.
Then, shortly before the wedding, we use that info to write your wedding ceremony.
It includes the "who", the "when", "where" and the "why" of the wedding.
During this part, there is room for short personal input of the guests.
- then the wedding couple lights their unity candle, using the 2 candles lit by their guests at the beginning of the ceremony.
This candle is a symbol of your commitment you get to take the candle home with you.
The tradition is that you'll light this candle on every wedding anniversary to commemorate your commitment to each other.
- Then starts the official part of the ceremony, with the reading of the statutory provisions and obligations of marriage
- In the next section, the wedding couples exchanges their vows and say their I' Do's'.
Not all couples want to exchange personal vows, and that's ok too.
- Finally, it's time to exchange the rings and 'the first kiss.'
- But no ceremony can end without confirming your commitments, by signing the wedding certificate.
You can each bring 2 witnesses to co-sign.
- After a few closing words, guests stand, the music is started for the recessional, which marks the end of the ceremony.
The ceremony is performed in Dutch or English and can include fragments of German, French or Spanish.
If you want the ceremony to be done by a native German, French, Spanish or Russian speaker, then you need to contract an additional wedding coordinator in the requested language(s).
Related pages on our site or useful links to other sites :
Types of weddings and ceremonies (page 15-01)
Wedding officiant (page 16-24)
Music for the wedding ceremony (page 16-28)
The preprocessional is the arrival of the groom or bridesmaids (page 16-29)
The processional is the arrival of the bride (page 16-30)
The recessional is when the couple leaves the ceremony (page 16-32)
Receiving line (page 16-33)