Ceremony Traditions?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Strawberryfarmer:  I think we’re going to do the mixing of colored sand. “unity sand.” Not really cultural, but not religious. I know it’s not unique, but I think it’d be cute, quick and easy.

Post # 3
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


Strawberryfarmer:  We are going to have a (surprise) rose ceremony for our moms.  Officiant will talk about how important family is…give us roses and then talk about how our moms shaped us become who we are…and how important they are.  We will then take them their roses…we’re also going to do the wine ceremony…my dad is making us a wine box…my aunt and her bf are choosing the wine for us, FI and I will write letters to each other and put them into the box with the wine.  Each thing will only take a few minutes, but i wanted to make our ceremony as personalized as we could in 20 minutes 🙂

Post # 5
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My mother’s family is extremely religious, but I am an athiest and DH is agnostic/atheist. I refused to consider having religion as a part of the ceremony, so that cut out a lot of traditional elements I’ve seen. We had a reading in our ceremony, as well as a ring warming, and a spice ritual. I especially loved the ring warming as it did give a chance for our guests to engage in personal prayer over us without imposing it on the ceremony or anyone else. The spice ritual was also fun, unique, and it suited us perfectly. I wrote more about it in my recap (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/the-secular-desert-wedding-recap/#axzz2vnAdGzev) and there are pictures on page 1 and 2 if interested.

Post # 6
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Ooh sounds like a neat ceremony!!  I’ve heard about people planting a sapling in a pot – kinda like the sand ceremony except you use dirt, and then you have a wedding tree to plant in your yard or wherever.  

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