(Closed) Foot Washing

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My grandfather is an Old Regular Southern Baptist preacher and I remember them doing this sort of thing after church.  As a guest, I would think it peculiar, but if it’s important to you, I think you should go for it. 🙂 What does your FI think about it? Just make sure you have the logistics down.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It might be too complicated to do in the ceremony.  Think how long it will take to sit, take off shoes and socks, wash, dry, put on shoes and socks, then you dry your hands…I don’t know.  However, you could do it as the opening to the reception, after your grand entrance.  The guests might be less antsy after coctail hour.  

On a sde note,  think it would be cute if he washed your feet too.  I get the Biblcal aspect, but as a spectator, it might seems strange for just the wife to wash her husbands feet. I dunno, just sayn :/

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

This is done at the church I attended when I was a kid… I think during the ceremony before Maundy Thursday supper.

Not sure… but in my religion the whole POINT of the action is to wash each other’s feet… symolising you will each care for the other…. or anyone in your *flock*.  No one is too good to wash someones feet.

I think you coud add it…. maybe have a song at the same time so that your guests can have a couple different things to pay attention to.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Religion or not (I know the story), I would find this very odd and unnessary. What is your husband doing to show that he will take care of you? This just sounds very old-world, subservient sexist. 

Post # 8
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If all your guests knew the religious significance of this, then go for it. However, if I went to a wedding and they started washing each others feet, I would be confused and possibly weirded out. I don’t like feet.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I saw on Pinterest a guy that washed his bride’s feet instead of doing the garter thing at the reception. I thought it was beautiful and MUCH classier than the icky garter toss.

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