Non-traditional Ceremony…HELP need ideas!

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hub and I walked up the aisle together, hand in hand. We had the captain of the boat read a ceremony we wrote together. Basically we had an intro thanking everyone for being there and saying why their love and support was important to us, then we repeated our vows after the captain, then we exchanged rings, then the captain read our closing. The ceremony was good because we wrote it well. No unity candle or sand or anything – just straightforward.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I had friends who did a wine ceremony at their wedding-  a white and a red poured together, then they drank from the same cup.  

Tree ceremonies are also relaly cool-  soil from each homeplace into a bucket together to surround a sapling.  Bride and groom then plant the tree at their home, post-wedding.

Think about researching the cultures of yoru families- sometimes there are great rituals and ceremonies that can be incorporated into your day.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

One of our close friends married us too! It’s so special.

We did a ring warming ceremony to incorporate all of our guests. We had sort of a community “theme” for our ceremony and even had our guests take a vow as well. We only had 50 guests who were all family so we wanted it to be very intimate.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

 

Kendrao:  We are having a pretty straight forward ceremony a co-worker who is a pastor will be marrying us. Instead of the sand thing we are taking a different twist on it and doing a Unity in Glass ceremony. However we will do it before the actual wedding so we can have the sculpture back for the wedding. And we will do the pouring and have a script about blending of our lives (I’m working on the script) when we are done unveil the sculpture and end him saying something like “Marriage and this sculpture are alike. Both are examples of what can happen when raw, unfinished elements come together. They can be two separate entities, fluid and independent of each other and can have an exquisiteness of their own, but join them together and the result can be stunning in its beauty, inspiring in its strength, humbling in its function. Continual flow….no beginning and no end. As with your marriage…. this vase requires great care. Cherish it, polish it, and protect it from any harm. Keep from it that which can break it, or chip away at it, and it will remain a thing of beauty.

Here is a pitcure of the Unity in glass sculpture.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

Kendrao:  It took me awhile to warm up to the prince also but we are looking at it as a piece of art with a wonderful story to tell whenever anyone asks about it. Plus we can but it when our tax return come in LOL we are getting married 3/28/15 (5 months from today!!!)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Kendrao:  you could have a salt ceremony of some sort. In ancient times salt was used to symbolize an up breakable contract. each side would mingle salt together. The only way to break the contract was to separate the grains of salt, which, of course, was impossible.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Kendrao:  You’re welcome! If you have a lot of guests and are worried the rings won’t make it around in time, you can also leave them out before the ceremony with a little sign so they know what to do!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

Kendrao:  My FI and I are very outdoorsy people. We’re having a traditional ceremony in a church, but I didn’t want the unity candle, or sand ceremony either- as everyone I know has done that. Instead we’ll be “tieing the knot” with some sort of a rope. Like a fishermans knot type thing. Figure it’s different, and I could frame it or put it in a shadow box.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

We just did a rose ceremony at ours and it was a great added touch. We each exchanged a rose in lieu of gifts during our ceremony. Wouldn’t change a thing. We also walked in together in the beginning and it was very untraditional but really represented how we choose to walk together no matter what. 

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