Most meaningful part of your ceremony

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

leeshabee:  Ours was when we exchanged vows that we had each written ourselves.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

leeshabee:  Lovely thread! What is the symbolism of the fire in a Hindu ceremony?

For us it was one of our readings, Union by Robert Fulghum. We’ve been together for over 10 years and the reading speaks about how you have been friends, companions, lovers, teachers… And to savour the moment before you become husband and wife! That was definitely the most emotional part of the ceremony for me. 

We also had DH’s cousin sing a song composed by my uncle – it was very meaningful because for us it represented our two families coming together. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

Cake cutting.  I know that sounds really weird but both sides of our family have a very solid tradtion of taking the cutting of the cake pretty seriously.   Both sets of grandparents and parents all have their cake cutting pictures framed and displayed in all of their homes.  It’s a really classic shot and it’s so great. 

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Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Ours will likely be the reading we picked.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We had a ring warming ceremony so that was pretty special, because it involved all of our friends and family. We also had them take a vow for us as well!

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Busy bee

hands down, it was exchanging the vows we wrote ourselves 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s where your rings get passed around during the ceremony from guest to guest, and they say a little blessing or wish for your marriage while holding and “warming” it in their hands. It worked well for us because we only had about 50 people. Our officiant announced it in the beginning of the ceremony and about 10-15 minutes in, they had already made their way back up to us at the altar in time for the ring exchange.

There are other variations as well, like having the rings out on a table before the ceremony with a sign for your guests.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

leeshabee:  For us, it wasn’t what we expected.  The registry signing has ended up being the most meaningful part for us.  I think we expected the vows to be, but it’s the signing and the music that was playing during the signing that’s ended up staying with us both the most.

Our first dance song was always what we figured would be ‘our song’ it’s what we planned.  The song playing during the signing (which was also our last dance of the evening) has ended up being much more meaningful for us.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

For us it will be the rose ceremony we are adding in to the ceremony. When I first read about the rose ceremony I cried because it is so significant to how we started. The very first time FI and I met he presented me with a single pink rose (my favorite color and flower). He swears to this day it was a lucky coincidence but it’s like he knew. We met amongst friends and him and I knew everyone else that day but had never met each other yet. 

So pink roses is what we will present each other with during the ceremony. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

Posting in order to follow.  Not married yet.  

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I think my very favorite was putting on the rings and that simple powerful phrase “With this ring, I thee wed.” Goosebumps! And I loved the kiss with all our loved ones cheering too 🙂

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