Post # 1
Does anyone know of any alternatives to doing a unity candle or unity sand ceremony?
My fiance and I really aren’t too crazy about them. But my mom is pretty set on us still doing something. So I would LOVE any suggestions that you guys have!
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2014 - Forest and Ball Room
We liked the unity cross idea. Or writing letters to eachother and opening on your 10 year anniversary. Also look into the “rose ceremony” 🙂
Post # 3
andreagrace: We’re doing a knot tying/braiding ceremony 🙂
It’s similar to hand fasting but not quite the same. Some people do a ring warming; passing the ring around for everyone to touch, works better with small weddings.
ETA: PP reminded me with the letters, we were going to nail letters and a bottle of wine into an anniversary box but we feel our family officiant would frown on the wine 😉
Post # 4
andreagrace: I love the unity paintings.
There are many other ideas out there
There are lots of old threads here on WeddingBee – do a search.
Post # 5
andreagrace: My friends have done rose ceremony (each parent gives their child a rose to give to the other as their first gift of marriage) I have also seen a unity drink where they mix a drink together that the bride and groom share.
I love this Unity glass, but it’s very expensive http://www.unityinglass.com/
Post # 6
I think hand fasting is something that some people do as a “combining” type of ceremony.
Post # 7
andreagrace: I love the unity tree!
Bride and Groom each add soil and water to the pot of their tree and they can later plant it in their yard. If you don’t have a yard, an indoor plant or tree would work as well. I’ve also heard of couples using soil from their childhood homes to make it more sentimental.
Post # 8
julies1949: I’ve never heard of this! I love this! This would be perfect for us!!! Thank you so much!
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I saw one where they each poured wine into a carfe 1 red and 1 white and did a toast.
Post # 10
We are deciding to do 2 a foot washing cermony (were going to be on the beach/garden in Jamaica) and the four elements of marriage.
Foot washing ceremony to show that we will humble ourselves to take care of & allow to be taken care of.
Vinegar, lemon, cayenne pepper, and honey are used to represent the bitter, sour, hot, and the sweet parts of life and a new marriage