- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
FI and I are having a secular wedding and are writing our own ceremony. We plan on having two readings and a vow exchange, but I wanted to add something else symbolic. I didn’t want to do a unity candle or sand ceremony, but I came up with an alternative a while back that I think I still really love. I thought we could plant something.
Here’s how I would like it to work: my parents would bring a bit of soil from their yard, and FI’s parents would do the same. Before the ceremony, they would each place their soil containers on a little table. After the readings, our officiant (a good friend) could say something brilliant (I trust him to eloquently describe the symbolism of us growing something new and beautiful together) and we would combine our parents’ soils into one pot and plant a seed together. Then we would say our vows, exchange rings, etc.
What do you bees think? Any suggestions on what to plant? We live in an apartment for now, so I’d like to keep the plant potted until we move to a home with a yard, but I’m not sure how long that will be. As much as I’d like to plant a tree (one of our readings mentions trees) it seems pretty impractical.