We are so excited to share that some of Young Hip & Married’s Vancouver wedding officiants were featured in a TV segment with Aubrey and Sarah of The Wedding Vows. In the clip above, officiants Marilyn and Darien meet Aubrey and Sarah at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver to walk them through a mock ceremony and explain why wedding ceremonies are so important.
“I think we’ve long since forgotten that ceremony and community have power. Bringing people together is one of the best things we can do to step into marriages,” says Young Hip & Married Vancouver wedding officiant Marilyn Knipp.
After Officiant Marilyn explains the power of ceremony to Sarah and Aubrey, she leads them in vowing to take each other as co-hosts and friends for life. And even though these friends exchanged pinwheels and high fives instead of rings and kisses, they admitted that even their friendship ceremony felt powerful!
Top ceremony tips from Vancouver wedding officiants:
- Having a wedding rehearsal is important. Both Sarah and Aubrey admitted feeling very nervous and wishing they had had a chance to rehearse. Your wedding rehearsal is the perfect chance to ask questions and ensure you know exactly what is going to happen on the big day.
- The ceremony is about the two of you and you should enjoy your moment. Young Hip & Married wedding officiants will take a step to the side (if spacing allows) so you can say your vows, exchange rings and/or share your first kiss together without your officiant in every photo!
- Add a community vow! A great way to involve your guests in your wedding ceremony and truly feel their love and support is by adding a community vow. During a community vow, your wedding officiant will turn to your guests and ask them to vow to love and support you throughout your marriage. To which all of your loved ones will answer, “We do!”
- It’s important for an officiant and couple to get to know one another. As the couple getting married, you want to be comfortable with and confident in the person marrying you. And as the officiant, we want to ensure we’re crafting a custom ceremony that represents who you truly are!