(Closed) Foot Washing

posted 9 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve never been to a wedding with a foot washing cermony. My church has foot washing once a year.

I’m like you, I think it would be great. Especially if your guests are of the same of similar belief. I’d enjoy it.

 

Beautiful! 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I didn’t go to the wedding, but a friend of mine did a foot washing ceremony during her wedding. I saw the photos and I almost started crying! There is nothing more humbling than washing the feet of another and allowing your feet to be washed, and I believe it would be a beautiful thing to have at your wedding! It’s a great way to show your commitment to serve each other.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I was at a wedding about a month ago where the bride and groom did this. They called it a time devoted to service, and they had their favorite service-related hymns playing as they took turns washing one anothers feet. The MOH assisted by keeping the bride’s dress clear of the water, and it was lovely to watch them serve one another in that way.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

can someone explainthis to me? I have never herard of it or seen it done and it sounds very interesting!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

In biblical times, washing the feet was something the servants of the household did. After a long journey, for example, your guests would have dirty feet. During the last supper– on the night before Jesus was arrested– he washed his disciples feet. They called him master and teacher, but he humbled himself before them. It’s was one more physical example of Christ calling Christians to serve one another.

Now it is frequently used as a physical expression of a commitment to service. Since a husband and wife are supposed to love and to serve one anothe, this is a really lovely way to demonstrate this commitment to Christian service and to one another.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’ve never seen it done at a wedding.  Depending on length of the service and actual logisitics of it, I think it could be beautiful. The towel that is used to dry the feet could be embrodiered with the date or names and become a keepsake.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

@ missrain- thank you for explaining! I have learned so much from wedding bee! That sounds like it could be beautiful!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I haven’t seen it, but some friends of mine did it at their wedding and I saw pictures. I thought it was a beautiful idea (though I don’t think we’ll use it, especially since we’ll be getting married outdoors)

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

A friend of mine did it for his FI (now wife) as he was proposing. As much as I like the idea, not all my guests are Christians and I think some of them would be freaked out/turned off by it. To me, it’s not worth freaking out my friends … I might never be able to talk them into coming to church with me after that!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I went to a wedding where they did this. I totally understood the symbolism, and I think it’s great if you wanna do it, but I don’t feel like involving water, and a huge white dress, and bending down akwardly, I don’t think that would be for me.

One side note my dress has so much stuff in it, I can’t really bend, I am pretty much held straight up so that might have something to do with it.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

One of my cousins did this…but not at the wedding, rather she and her hubby did this before they walked into their home as husband and wife for the first time. I think the entire bridal party walked them to the door and helped them do this. It was so they could start their life together, recognizing that each was there to care for the other and that this was a fresh start. It was sweet.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I know this was posted a while ago, but I absolutely love this idea! I saw it at a friends wedding and I got pretty teary eyed.

My only reservation is that my SO has pretty icky feet. He refuses to scrub off his calouses because he says his feet will hurt if he does so he just picks a them and they get rough and scratchy.

Would you want to wash his feet?! LOL!

At the same time, I want to serve him in that way as Jesus did for his disciples.

Soo… maybe I could use a wet rag instead of dipping his feet in a bowl of water?! Thoughts?

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@liciabelle:  I saw this ceremony at a wedding last summer.  The bride and groom took turns removing each other’s sandals, pouring water from a pitcher onto the other person’s foot, and then patting it dry with a white cloth before replacing the shoe.  No foot touching required, lol!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Mrs. Spring: Ooooo…. good idea! It’s not that I despise the idea of touch his feet… it’s just that I don’t wanna be caught making an “Ewwww…. scratchy!” face on the big day!

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