(Closed) Wedding Brooms

posted 9 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Hello Yaya1210!

I am glad you found this site as well! I think its amazing and its been a BIG help to me as well!

I’ve made a few brooms myself for clients but the choice is up to you as to whether you want to make it or not. Personally I made it because its cheaper and because I know what I like and what the clients like. But it all depends on if you’re a crafty person or not. If you are then its a piece of cake! If you aren’t I still think that you can make it on your own. But if not, then there are a few places that allows you to customize your own broom and etc

Congrats on your engagement! Happy Planning!

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We bought a plain broom from Michael’s and I decorated it with ribbon in our colors and a flower. I alternated the ribbon and secured it all with corsage pins…it took about 15 minutes

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Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hmm…What is the significance of the broom?  I’ve never heard of this before but I’m interested in learning. 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes me too… I’ve never heard of wedding brooms!   Please explain  🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Miss Swan explained it pretty well here.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Lots of African American couples choose to include “jumping the broom” in their ceremonies. During slavery, since slaves were properties of the owners, they couldn’t legally marry each other, so instead slaves who wanted to marry would do the ritual of jumping over a broom together, signifying that they were married…though I’ve also read that that tradition was done in some African cultures before slavery–but I’m no expert.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I feel sad because of my own ignorance!  Thanks for sharing the info-that is really interesting!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hi-Ya!!  I plan to make our wedding broom!!  Well, when I say make… I mean, I’ll purchase a broom from the local craft store and decorate it to coordinate with the wedding. I decided to do it myself to ensure the colors match, save a few $$, and avoid shipping.

Additionally, I will include on the program a few “Ceremony Symbolisms”

The description for Jumping the Broom will read: The straws of the broom represent family; the handle represents the Almighty; the ribbon represents the tie that binds the couple together. The act of jumping the broom symbolizes the entrance into a new life and the creation of a new family by symbolically “sweeping away” their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and jumping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as wife and husband. 

 HAPPY PLANNING!! =)

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi Yaya.  I thought I would share with you a picture of us jumping the broom. I also posted this in the gallery.  My broom was borrowed from my Aunt.

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Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I want to make our broom but i haven’t been able to find a broom anywhere.  I’ve been to Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Anna’s Linens.  Where else can I go to find the broom?

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2006

So glad I found this site! You guys are so informative and helpful!!

I thought it would buy a broom but now I’ll definitely be making my own.  Latoya yours looks beautiful!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I just ordered my broom from http://www.stuartscreations.com/wedding_brooms.htm and we got the undecorated one and we are we are using the roses from our florist and we are also wrapping our damask fabric that we are also using for the bouquets around it.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I will have a broom at my wedding, but still debating when to jump the broom. At the cermony or the reception. I think this might be a DYI project. I’m only doing a few of these as I think sometimes DIY cost more than hiring someone or buying it. I am not the most creative or crafty, but I know what looks good.

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