It can be very exciting planning a Wiccan wedding. This practice has become popular in recent times. More and more people are being drawn to the beliefs of Wicca and hand fasting. In traditional settings it is required for anyone wanting to get married this way to have an officiating justice of the peace present. Nevertheless with the advent of the internet so too is the growth and sources of information that one can access to learn about planning a Wiccan wedding.
To start you will need to identify who will lead your ceremony. Anyone you choose including high priests and high priestess will need adequate notice to prepare for your ceremony. Sure they will have many questions for you, on the things you may want included in the ceremony. Think about the extent of the ceremony and how in depth in the cultural practices you want them to go. They too will want to learn about you, the couple, and what your expectations are. They offer advice and guidance for your future as well.
There are other aspects you have to consider in planning this wedding. How many people will be attending? What will they be doing? How will they contribute to the ceremony? Will the ceremony be long, and are they required to stand in a circle? If the ceremony is long, you may want them to be seated. Consider the presence of children and how best to prevent distractions. Also you will need to consider how much space you will need for different activities such as dancing, drumming, and calling to quarters.
Another aspect to consider is your non Wiccan guests. They may not want to participate in any activities but just observe; therefore depending on the activities you are having and the length of the service, where will you put or seat them? As they are non believers in your tradition, you want o safe guard against any inappropriate outburst. How do you do this? Give them some details about what to expect. After doing this some may decide not to attend, but that is much better than problems on the day of your ceremony.
Like any couple who is getting married you may desire to write your own vows. In the tradition of Wicca, you typically do some invocations of gods and goddesses. You may also, dependent on your specific practices want to revere ancestors as well. Some people also choose to say something about nature, as they respect it. Make your vows personal to you.
The most important task, if you have not already done it, is to let your friends and family members know of your beliefs. You do no t want them finding out at or on the day of your ceremony. This might not go down so well. Full attention needs to be given to you and your ceremony.