Non-Traditional Unity Ceremony: a "Half-and-Half" Beer

posted 4 months ago in Traditions
  • poll: What are your thoughts on a layered beer unity ceremony?
    Sounds cool, go for it! : (19 votes)
    63 %
    Some might clutch their pearls, but do it anyways. : (2 votes)
    7 %
    This is not appropriate, don't do this at your wedding. : (7 votes)
    23 %
    Other. Please explain in comments! : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
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    5210 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

    Go for it.

    I wanted to cut our hands and do a blood pact but was shot down for some reason.

    Post # 3
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    5576 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    somathemagical :  I think it’s actually awesome and wish I’d thought of something like that! I pretty much don’t care what people think, unless I’m kicking puppies or doing cocaine. THEN they can voice their opinion to me. People should just accept people. Ya know?

    Post # 4
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    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    somathemagical :  I am not a fan of any unity ceremonies. Just a personal preference. However, you both sharing beer heritage is kind of fun. You know your crowd better in the end.

    Post # 5
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    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    slomotion :  DH wanted to make entrance to our wedding contingent upon killing an animal and bringing it to cook at the reception.  My brothers were all thrilled.  Oddly enough, this also got shot down. 

    OP: I say go for it!  It doesn’t too out there at all. I think it will be received well. 

    Post # 7
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    5210 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

    desertgypsy :  Ahahaha fabulous. When people got really ridiculous during wedding planning I threatened to sacrifice a chicken in the middle of the ceremony. Family members looked horrified, I think they thought I might do it.

    Alas, the only chicken I could bring myself to sacrifice would be of the McNugget kind.

    Post # 8
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    1341 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    That’s awesome!

    Post # 10
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    2435 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Honestly, this sound similar to an African tradition “libation ceremony” I have seen a few adaptations in the US but they all are pretty similar. No one ever questions it and its fairly quick.  There is alcohol pourred into a fancy cup as  there is a breif speech about ancestors and remembering your roots.  A bit is poured on the ground in honor, and then the couple shares a sip.  You may want to look to this as a template and then make it yourown.

    I would probably execute it much like a sand ceremony, but place each beer in a nicer container than the bottles they come in.  Then include the explination of the choices of beers in the wedding program that you pass out so you do not have to have that  as part of speech in your wedding ceremony.  

    Post # 12
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    944 posts
    Busy bee

    I think that sounds cool. You are incorporating a little of both of you into your ceremony. I say go for it!

    Post # 13
    Member
    773 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    That sounds really awesome! Personally I’m not much of a fan of the unity candle or sand thing anyway, so this sounds like a cool twist. 

    Post # 14
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    668 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m not a fan of any sort of u it’s ceremony (isn’t a wedding enough of a unity ceremony?) but this one does seem relevant to you as a couple.  

    Post # 15
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    1115 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have friends that did a shot after saying I do at the alter. It was a surprise but it got lots of laughs and everyone seemed to enjoy it! 

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