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Wedding Ceremony Questions

If you are already in the throws of wedding planning, it probably does not surprise you that wedding ceremonies can have a lot of problems that you need to deal with. Fortunately, TheKnot.com has all of the wedding expertise to answer even your toughest wedding ceremony questions. We will fill you in on alternatives to unity candles, how to decorate for a church wedding, and whether or not you should get a gift for your ceremony officiant. We also have advice for child attendants, how a wedding recessional works, and the best way to plan a nondenominational wedding. We have answers to questions like, "How can we honor a deceased loved one at our wedding ceremony?" and "Who should walk me down the aisle?" Another popular wedding ceremony question we answer is, "How should an uneven wedding party walk down the aisle?" Plus, get tips on the receiving line, such as whether or not to include stepparents and whether or not a receiving line is really necessary. We will even let you know fun ways to include your pets in your wedding ceremony. Have a question you don't see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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Wedding Ceremony: PhD Etiquette for Wedding Presentation of the Couple?

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If I have a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy), is it appropriate for the wedding officiant to present us to the congregation as "Dr. and Mrs. Robbins" at the end of the ceremony? Or is this reserved for MDs (Medical Doctors) only?

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Since the officiant will be introducing you two as a newly married couple, and not in a professional capacity, "Mr. and Mrs. Robbins" (for example) is more appropriate. If you tend to go by "Dr. Robbins" in most social situations -- if it's on your wedding invitation, for instance -- and really feel more comfortable being addressed as such, then of course you can use "Dr." Just keep in mind that the title is usually used in social situations by medical doctors only.


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