Treating the King of Rock with Respect on Your Wedding Day
There’s nothing like an Elvis Presley wedding. After all, it’s simply incredible that the biggest star in rock history would take time out of his busy schedule to marry couples. However, people in an Elvis wedding often forget their manners: perhaps they’re just shocked by his royal presence. These basic tips will help you give Elvis the respect he deserves during your wedding.
Respect His Reign
Elvis is a legend and it’s important to treat him with proper reverence. This includes during your wedding ceremony. Yes, he may look a little different than you last remember him. And he may be shockingly young-looking for an 80-year-old.
But acting like your wedding isn’t real or disrespecting him authority might make the King angry. And like any ruler, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
Let Him Rock
Singing is what Elvis does best and he’s liable to sing significant portions of your wedding ceremony. He might even break out into an extended song and dance routine during the service. At first, this may seem strange, but it’s important to simply let Elvis rock.
After all, he can’t help it: he simply loves to sing. And what couple wouldn’t love to have “Hunk of Burning Love” by the King while they have their first kiss as a married couple?
Dressing for the Occasion
Don’t be surprised if the King’s wedding garb is a little different than a priest’s during your ceremony. Elvis has always had a unique sense of style and if you dress in traditional garb, you might be shocked to see him strut out in a jump suit.
Remember: Elvis is first and foremost an entertainer. So, why not have a little fun with your outfit? Bring out your wildest leisure suit or your loudest Hawaiian shirt while Elvis croons “Blue Hawaii.”
Giving the King a Little Gold
Elvis may be ordained to officiate weddings, but he is a King, not a priest. That’s why you need to give him a little bit of cash after the wedding. Wedding etiquette suggests that you should tip at least $60, though you can tip more if you feel like he just nailed “Viva Las Vegas.”
Discuss the Merchandise
One of the major advantages of an Elvis wedding is the wide variety of merchandise available commemorating your ceremony. DVDs and photos can be printed out on the spot. Discuss the kind of merchandise you want before hand to make sure it’s available quickly and easily. After all, the King is a busy man.
Now that you know how to treat the King with respect during your wedding, you can book your Elvis ceremony through places like A Little White Wedding Chapel and have the kind of fun and instantly memorable wedding that you deserve.