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How Do To A Wedding Huddle

A way to include some fun in your wedding ceremony

Weddings, oh boy, they’re like a combination of love, unity, and a touch of organized chaos.

My couples often say to me, can you make it light hearted and fun, and celebrants have lots of ways to do that.

One of my favourites is a wedding huddle.

Trust me, it’s the secret ingredient that adds joy, laughter, and a pinch of madness to the whole affair.

Picture this

You’re at a wedding ceremony, all wrapped up in the romance and formality of it.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, the groom decides to spice things up and include a huddle.

Have you ever seen one? It’s like witnessing a comedy show within a ceremony.

It’s brilliant!

And it’s even better if the bride didn’t know about the huddle

A lovely way to add some fun to your ceremony

How do you do a wedding huddle?

Now, before the ceremony kicks off, the groom carefully selects his huddle squad.

Usually, it’s their adult children or close friends. These lucky few are the only ones in on the secret.

So, there you are, rings about to be exchanged. I, as the celebrant, turn to the blushing bride, let’s call her Carol, and say,

“Now, Carol, we all know getting married is serious business. Are you absolutely sure you want to marry this crazy person named Ally?”

And Carol, with a big smile, says, “I am.”

But wait!

The real fun is about to begin.

We turn to the groom, and I repeat the question,

“And what about you, Ally? Are you ready to take this leap of faith with Carol?”

And Ally, with a mischievous grin, goes, “Hold on a minute.”

He signals his huddle team, they gather in a tight circle, heads close together, and start whispering like a bunch of secret agents.

It’s even better when Ally occasionally glances up at Carol, trying to keep her on her toes.

After what feels like an eternity, Ally returns to me, the huddle disperses, and he says,

“Could you ask me that question one more time, please?” Oh, the suspense!

So, I oblige and restate the question,

“Alright, Ally, let’s be serious for a moment. Are you absolutely sure you want to marry this wonderful woman named Carol?”

And Ally, with a twinkle in his eye, confidently replies, “I am!”

And just like that, we’re back on track.

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The best part

The guests have no clue this little act is about to unfold.

Their faces, oh my, the priceless expressions of confusion and anticipation are pure gold.

And once Ally affirms his commitment and Carol says a resounding “yup, I’m good,” the whole place erupts in applause and cheers.

So, there you have it.

Weddings, where love and laughter go hand in hand.

And thanks to the wedding huddle, even the most serious ceremony can have a side dish of hilarity.


There are lots of ways a celebrant can help you add a bit of fun and honour into your wedding ceremony.

A wedding Huddle has to be my favourite though, and up till now the brides have known about them, but i’d love to do one where the bride didn’t know it was coming.

Has anyone see one one at a wedding, was it as good fun from your side as it is from ours?

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