Post # 1
So I was just looking into ceremony elements, a couple of my family members have gotten married recently and used the unity candle/sand ceremony so I was looking for something different. I found this:
The Bell of Truce originates from west Ireland peasant traditions, believed to be derived from St. Patrick’s Bell of Will. St. Patrick believed that bells were important to his ministry, and helped him in performing miracles. He is said to have been buried with the iron Bell of Will he carried. Today, it stands on exhibit in Ireland’s National Museum.
The Truce Bell, as an echo of the Bell of Will, is a bell that is blessed by the officiant of the ceremony and then presented to the bride and groom. The couple is then asked to give the bell a good hardy ring, while thinking lovely thoughts of each other and, most importantly, of their furture together. After the wedding the bell is kept at home as a reminder of the couple’s wedding day. When arguments arise, the bell is put to its intended use. One of the quarreling couple should ring the bell to call a truce in the argument. This signifies the end of the disagreement – all conflict is over! The tinkling sound is meant to remind the couple of their wedding vows and conjure up the happiest memories from their wedding day as an end to strife.
What do you think? Any nice bell recommendations?
Post # 3
I hadn’t heard of that before. How unique! You might want to make sure that your officiant really explains it.
Post # 4
Thanks, Otherwise people might be really confused. I’m meeting with him tomorrow, so hopefully he knows what it is!
Post # 5
we are doing it too – we both have irish in us 🙂 i just gotta find a pretty bell. *pout*
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’ve never heard of this, but it’s such a cute idea!!
Post # 7
I have never heard of this but I really like it! How cool and unique!! The FI and I both have Irish in us, with his dad being a good bit Irish. What a cool thing to incorporate!
Post # 8
That’s sounds so cute!!! I love the fact that you guys are incorporating your culture into the wedding! and I’ve never heard of this tradition, so it be will def be unique.
Post # 9
I noticed in one of the other threads that you were looking for a truce bell I found one searching wedding irish bell and found this one for $35
here’s the link to this one http://www.myspecialplace.com/belleek-“make-up”-wedding-bell-p-1431.html
hope it helps!!!
Post # 10
I think it’s a really cute idea. Just realize that if you use the bell in real life, you will eventually have to resolve the issue (and not just call a truce) or the argument will likely keep coming back!
@vfoster03 – i like that bell! it’s decorate enough to put on a mantel.
Post # 11
I just recently heard about it and I am seriously considering it! I wanted something different, too and this sounds so cute!
Post # 12
I’d efinitely check out ebay or amazon to see if there is anything there that catches your eye.
This is a totally new idea to me, being of mixed ancestry [part Irish] I’ll definitely have to consider it 😀