Post # 1
Ok so I grew up very traditional church of Christ and although I am still a very religious person I am much more modern and laid back then those views. My fiancé and I grew up with different religious backgrounds but are both Christians. I have seen wedding ceremony traditions as far as the unity candle and the modern version of the unity sand. I have even see a blog were the couple did like a time capsule with love notes and a bottle of wine to open on their anniversary. What other ideas do you have that are unique? Can you explain how to do it and work it into the ceremony?
Post # 3
One of the officiants that we were looking at had a ton of wonderful ideas on his site. I think we’re going to do a ring warming ceremony. We’re going to put our rings in a nice silk bag (or something pretty) and while the ceremony is taking place, our rings are going to be passed amongst all of our guests. When they receive the rings they will warm our rings by saying either a blessing or a wish that they have for us and our marriage. That way when we place our rings on each other’s fingers, they will have been warmed by all of our loved ones with their blessings and wishes for us. I really love the sentiment that goes along this ceremony.
We also liked a take on the time capsule with love notes. The one that I read though was the bride and groom were to write each other a letter telling why they loved one another and why they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with each other. Those letters, that would remain unread, would be placed into a wooden box that also held 2 wine glasses and a bottle of wine. During the ceremony the officiant would explain the meaning and then we would nail the box shut. The box would remain shut until we had our first fight, or if we ever began to question our love for one another or why we wanted to be married in the first place. If that ever happened, the wife/husband would open the box, pour each a glass of wine, and take each others letters to a seperate room in the house to reflect on why you fell in love with the other person to begin with.
There are TONS more, but those were 2 of my favorites!
Post # 4
Fiance and I are thinking about doing the wine box time capsule as well!! I love that idea 🙂
Post # 5
We are having a unity cross. It has a groom portion, outside, strong and rigid, but empty. And it has a bride portion, inside, filigree, taking care of all the small details, and filling the groom. And there are three brass pegs indicating the father, son and holy spirit that lock the cross together.
When I asked my pastor about it, he actually got really excited (little boy?) LOL. And when it came in, he made me grab it from the car and bring it in on a Sunday morning during greetings after service so he could see it.
Post # 6
Submariner’s bride: Do you have a link for your cross?
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Post # 8
The unity cross is totally something I’m thinking about doing too!
I love this vid about it! http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZzTUasybrSQ
Its kinda pricey but its really sweet and comes with a nice shpeal that my pastor could totally elaborate on with the whole agape love sermon… ya knw!
ALSO we were thinking about having our parents give us each section of the cross…
aka MY parents give me the fem cross that represents the woman and groom’s parents give him his strong, bold cross during the ceremony and then groom places his part in the base while pastor talks about the man being strong and the protector but empty inside without his partner… then I place mine inside while he talks about how awesome I am supposed to be as the wife and how I complete the man (hehe)
then we place the three bolts in to unite us with the holy trinity…
ah gosh it really is a stunning representation… okay okay I gotta order mine!
@nyscpa2be:! which one did you end up getting? I’d love to know!
Post # 9
PS Pretty sure this is miscategorized? I’d move it to ceremony so you could get more ideas!