Ceremony is the most emotional and significant moment of the entire event, when the lovers exchange their promises, but it is also the moment most connected to the past and the wedding tradition. As for all other aspects of the same-sex wedding, not having a consolidated etiquette permits a certain freedom in interpreting the straight wedding protocol.
Some of our clients that chose to get married in Italy, had previously celebrated a civil ceremony in their home countries and, when here, they simply had a symbolic ceremony to share it with their love ones living here. Other couples celebrate the real ceremony of the Civil Union, the only legally recognized arrangement in Italy that coexists with marriage, not fully comparable to it, but that shares with it most of its rights.
The choice of the master of ceremony is a very important step because he/she plays an important role in a gay wedding ceremony. The couple has to feel in harmony with him. That’s why sometimes they chose a close friend, to give the ceremony a more personal and intimate touch.
For what concerns the vows, more and more frequently gay and lesbian couples ask to write themselves their ceremony scripts.
In general any customization of the traditional ceremony is admitted, because the ceremony IS the wedding. What people remember of a wedding is not the centrepiece, but the emotion after all!