Post # 1
I’m getting married on the beach and the options for the unity candle are very slim it seems. The candles would blow out and for whatever reason I do not like the sand unity ceremony. I have looked for other options and am about ready to just cut the whole thing. Help!
Post # 3
<span style=”font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; color: #333333; line-height: 16px;”>Rose Ceremony: Bride and groom exchange roses.
<span style=”font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; color: #333333; line-height: 16px;”>Wine Ceremony: The bride and groom each take a carafe of wine and pour it into a single glass, which they both drink from.
Water Ceremony: The couple each pour a different colored water into a single glass, creating a third color.
Breaking Bread Ceremony: The bride and groom tear off pieces of bread, and then each eat a piece. Sometimes the bread is also shared with family and friends. It symbolizes their future as a family together.
Circling: In Eastern European ceremonies, the bride and groom circle the altar three times, which are their first steps together as husband and wife.
<span style=”font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; color: #333333; line-height: 16px;”>Ribbon Ceremony: The bride’s and groom’s hands are tied together — hence the phrase “tying the knot”.
Post # 4
I don’t know why it put all that coding in my post. Sorry about that!
Post # 5
There are a few options if you really like the unity candle – you could use hurricane glasses to protect the tapers and the central candle, to get them to light. You could drill into a candle, and replace the wick with a “trick” birthday candle, that won’t blow out. You could use electronic / battery operated LED candles as well.
Along the lines of the sand ceremony is the water ceremony, combining two colored liquids together to form a new color. I know you said you’re not a fan of the sand ceremony, but on the beach, the sand ceremony can be really cool – especially if you incorporate some sand from the beach!
You could present each other with roses or a flower, as a symbolic representation of the vows you’ve just spoken. There’s always a handfasting, too.