Unity Candle Sand Ceremony Alternative- need help

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@kvassell1987:  I think it could be a cute idea!  I know we absolutely do NOT want that sand ceremony so I feel ya on that.

My FI wants to do a black and tan mixing ceremony haha…where we pour Guinness and a pale ale together and then drink a bit…I said absolutely not, even though we’re both beer people!  I just don’t think it’s appropriate..

But I like your idea!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was considering a handfasting, but when I brought it up casually to my mom I got very raised eyebrows. I know our priest is kind of old school so she’s worried he wouldn’t want to do it.

I did also like this one that I saw originally on Pinterest (sorry!) where they mixed paint on a canvas: http://www.weddingchicks.com/2013/02/28/eco-friendly-la-wedding-venue/

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I like the idea, but I’m curious about it’s long term durability/safety.  It’s probably something to ask someone else about. 

I’m tempted to do a Rose cemony.  Each of our parents hand us a Rose, and we exchange Roses as the first gift of our marriage.  My plan would be to dry them out and put them on a vase. 

My FI really wants a sand cermony as it is something that lasts longer after the wedding.  My mother really wants a candle as that is what she did.  I nixed that, as I am a clutz, and I have seen so many people’s candle cermony where the candle didn’t light, and in that situation, I would be liable to burn down the church. 🙁 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’m doing a painting thing. Take a canvas and a couple colors of paint and pour it onto the canvas. I didn’t want to do the sand either!

Here is a link to the reading/story behind it. ( http://www.simplyidoceremonies.com/1/post/2013/02/unity-painting.html ) I like the reasoning that the start of your lives is a blank canvas and the colors represent the moments to be had together. I think I might do a quote with tape or rubber cement and take it off after the paint dries. I

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@kvassell1987:  Oh I’m not saying I don’t think it’s a cool idea – I just don’t think it’s right for the kind of ceremony we’re planning haha.

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