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Nick Name or Not in a Wedding Ceremony

Posted in: Wedding Stories

By Reverend Ron King


I have been preparing a wedding script for my niece and her fiance’ and just recently emailed them a first draft as to read and modify or approve it. At their initial request, I called the groom-to-be “William”. After reading through the ceremony the groom-to-be decided that he really should be called “Billy” as almost everyone calls him by that name.
I discussed this with Rev. Lucinda and she offered a third choice to think about: refer to the groom as “Billy” during the ceremony and use “William” for the formal parts of the wedding, the “I do’s” and the wedding vows. I really liked this idea and presented it to the couple and they are both very happy with this creative alternative.
Now I move on to scripting the wine ceremony which will be my first ritual of this type. I’ll let you know how that goes…
Rev. Ron