Your Special Day has been performing Wedding Ceremonies for over 24 years across Canada by Reverend Stephen Ongo. He is an Ottawa Wedding Officiant specialist in Civil, Non Denominational and Spiritual Wedding Ceremonies. He goes to any location to make every bride and groom’s dream come true.
I have many couples sit across from me coming to plan their special day.
I am a Wedding Officiant here in the Ottawa Valley.
In my observations over the years I have seen many types of Personalities
of Brides and just for fun
I will classify at least 5 that stand out to me.
Just for Fun I have tagged them so you can see the personality types :
1# The “Happy Gilmour” Bride
She is a Happy, laughing, Joyful Bride that I must admit is a joy to work with.
She is usually surrounded by like minded people and the Rehearsal is most
often a laugh fest filled with jokers and pranksters and everyone having a good time.
The slightest attempt at humour made by myself on the Wedding Day is always
met with uproarious laughter from people there to have a good time.
The way I see it is all Weddings should be the time of your life. Laugh be
happy make moments that you can laugh about years to come.
2# The C.S.I. Bride
The Crime Scene Investigators on T.V my favorite C.S.I. Miami with Horatio.
But these guys never overlook a piece of evidence down to a hair folicle.
Neither does the C.S.I. Bride every detail is carefully examined and nothing
These are the Brides that inspired the “Create Your Own Ceremony” Template
on my website. I have had a few of these Brides
give to me a completed ceremony from start to finish and every word I was to say.
The way I see it is these are the girls that know what they want and how to do it.
They don’t miss a detail but I just hope it is not at the expense of enjoying the process
of getting married or giving room for others to get involved and enjoy it with you.
3# The BrideZilla Bride
I don’t usually meet this Bride at the planning meeting or even the Rehearsal night
but she shows up on the Wedding Day. She has let “Stress” come as an unwelcomed guest
a Wedding Crasher and she has allowed “Stress”to create a little bit of a “Monster“.
Friends and family around her are only there to calm her down, pacify her,
say nice things and positive things or else she will hurt someone with her
words and behaviour.
The way I see it is “Stress” shows up at every Wedding but you can
“Use it or Lose It“. The purpose of Stress is to get things done
that need to be done in short order. It’s the Stress that drives you to do
those things now. But if you don’t recognize Stress for what it is
it will turn on you and make you into a most unlikeable person.
So get a handle on this thing called Stress and “Use It don’t Lose It.”
4 # The 5 Star General Bride
Very nice person and very controlled but she knows how to get things done.
She uses Stress like a solidier under her command. Tools she has borrowed
from her Career in Management (Executive Type). She usually comes with
a dozen questions and wants to know as much about me as a person as I
want to know about their Wedding Day.
The way I see it though with this Bride; it is all work no play and she has attacked her Wedding Day like a work project that needs to be on the bosses desk tomorrow.
She knows how to use “Stress” but does she know how to have fun, lighten up
a little let others enter in and enjoy this whole planning process with her ?
5# Dream Weaver Bride
She is actually living her dream come true. I am the Officiant
performing her marriage she has dreamed about since she was 4 years old.
Everything we are planning and talking about is apart of her dream come true.
She is marrying her Prince and they will live in their castle in their magical Kingdom.
The way I see it is every marriage should have a sense of a dream coming to realization.
Filled with magical moments and happy endings. I am not called to awake a Bride
from her dream we all know how that feels when someone wakes us up in the middle
of such a wonderful dream. Afterall; I am apart of that dream the only thing I caution
the Dream Weaver Bride is about the”Wet Blankets” or those that feel you need a dose
of reality. She didn’t dream about them guaranteed but they will be there nonetheless.
The way I see it is make Love apart of your Marriage. When “Love“
comes to your Wedding people feel it and real laughter and tears show up too.
Real happiness, fun and dreams realized are natural by products.
The details have away of taking care of themselves and Stress has done it’s job
and things get done.
So have a Wedding filled with “Love, Happiness and Dreams Coming True“.
From your Ottawa Wedding Officiant @ Your Special Day.