- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I have been Googling lately for alternatives to the unity candle. 1- our ceremony is outside and wind will likely be an issue. 2- I wanted something that would also include my daughter to symbolize the three of us joining together as a family.
I FOUND IT!
Cord of Three Strands ceremony is perfect. It’s based on Ecclesiastes 4:12 “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Most people use it to symbolize the unity of a husband, wife, and God in marriage. But I think it’s also perfect symbolism for our situation. And it will be something meaningful to display in our house for years to come.
My thought is to have my mother carry one cord down the aisle, my fiance’s mother carry one down the aisle, and then my daughter carry one down the aisle. They’ll attach each cord to something… somehow… and then the three of us will braid the cords together during the reading of Ecclesiastes. Still working on the logistics of what we’ll fasten the cords to, and I think we’ll need to do a practice run of the hubby and the 7-year-old and I all trying to braid something together. I see that as being comical the first time we try it.
Any suggestions for the logistics? How can I have the mothers & daughter easily attach the cords to something after their walk down the aisle, yet it be sturdy enough while we braid it? Anyone else tried this?