Tree Watering Ceremony- Yay or Nay?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What Do You Think Of The Tree Watering Ceremony?
    Love it! : (24 votes)
    46 %
    Ehhhh... : (17 votes)
    33 %
    Really Lame : (11 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yup!  We did this and it was really beautiful.  We planted the tree in our yard and now we get to watch it grow  🙂  We added cups of soil and water though and our moms were not involved.  

    Post # 4
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    2341 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I really love this idea and have though about doing this for my own wedding! I love gardening and I don’t think it’s cheesy or anything (certainly not cheesier than pouring 2 colored sands into a cup).

    Post # 5
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    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It’s a cute idea in theory but what if you move? You’ll just leave that behind? I would want something I could always have with me.

    And the other thing is that there is no ‘reaction’ when you just water some soil. With sand there is the jar filling up, the candle is lit, the knot is tied. Nothing really happens once you water the tree.

    I do think it’s a really sweet idea but I wouldn’t do it for those reasons.

    Post # 6
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    All I can think of when I hear something like this is, “What happens when it dies?” Won’t that be some sort of creepy omen or something? I mean, *some* trees will live longer than humans, but given my knowledge about trees in general, I’d say there’s like maybe less than a 50% chance of that. (Things outside of your control like foreign pests, etc.)

    Post # 7
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    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love it.  We actually planted an evergreen in a pot for our unity ceremony.  It worked out great.  The tree was on a table and then the mothers brought in bags of dirt for us to use.  We set the tree in a pot and poured the dirt around it.  I loved it!!

    Post # 8
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    5983 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T:  Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but lately, I find myself sitting at weddings asking myself, “How many times do these two have to get married before they’re finally married?”

    Cause walking down the aisle, saying your vows and exchanging rings used to pass muster, but now there’s all this extra stuff that has to happen…and while I get that every couple has their own way that they want to celebrate their marriage, and they should get what they want, every time….but whenever I see one of these things I always wonder….like….what happens if the sand vase gets broken?  The unity candle melts…when the tree gets Dutch Elm disease and dies in the backyard….do we freak out?  Get another?  What?

    Post # 14
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    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T:  What about something other then wine? Do you two have a favorite drink? Or you don’t even have to put a drink in there. I think the idea behind it is cool. Write notes to each other so when a hard time has come up you can open it and read them.

    Post # 15
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    5983 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T:  …so you’re not exchanging rings and vows either???

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