Wedding magazines and websites are filled with “tips and trends”. These set your imagination soaring – but may result in sore memories. Creative writers aren’t experienced officiants. They aim to be daring. What they see as possible (and may even have worked in one particular circumstance) isn’t accompanied by cautionary advice. When a bride follows their creative forays, without realistic foresight, disaster may strike on her one day that must be perfect. We’re not against sparking great ideas – we just don’t want an accidental flare on the day of your wedding. Please talk with your officiant and photographer about all things ceremony. Chances are that he or she has often experienced something close to what you’ve imagined and can offer helpful advice or encouragement. Use professionals along with those “tips and trends”.