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10 Steps to Building a Perfect Wedding Ceremony: #2d The Blessing

Every marriage should have a blessing invoked. The question for you is: who do you want doing your blessing?

  • If you’re religious, this would be the perfect place for a first prayer.
  • If you’re not religious, or if you’re spiritual in a way that understands the divine to be located in the people of your community, take a page out of Marcia Falk, who wrote The Book of Blessings. She uses the phrase “Let us Bless” because it places the responsibility in the hands of the community.

Tip: Every relationship needs a reminder that marriage is bigger than the two of you, that there are responsibilities to grow into life-long marriage but that sometimes you’ll want some support for that growth. Ask for it!