(Closed) What unity ceremony or tradition are you doing?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
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Honey Beekeeper

We had a traditonal ceremony with the unity candle lighting.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

we are doing a hand ceremony

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We had the traditional unity candle. Depending on how religious you are, our Pastor suggested that our mother’s light our tapers and hand them to us and then we light the unity candle. Kind of a symbol of passing life: Mothers gave us life and now we are making our lives one.

I hadn’t heard of the mother’s lighting it before, but I found it to be a very wonderful idea, especially since the mother’s aren’t as involved in the wedding ceremony. Kind of a special way to include them ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

We did a ring warming ceremony. <3

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Wine Box Ceremony!!!  look it up its a beautiful ceremony ๐Ÿ™‚ we are so excited about it.  Bride and Groom write a letter to eachother, they do not share it but seal it and put it in the box with a bottle of wine.  During the ceremony the minister reads what the wine box represents and how it works and that you do not open unitl you ___ anniversary.  Or if there arise problems b/4 your annivarsary you are to sit together, drink the wine, seperate and read the letters you wrote to eachother about how you felt before your weddding day!!  With the idea that this will bring you back to the same page and back on track or it will be a fun tradition to do every __ years!!  During the ceremony you hammer the box shut!

I loved it when i found it and we have a beautiful box that I can not wait to hammer shut!  It will be displayed in our home and will be a wonderful reminder of our wedding day and of our unity ๐Ÿ™‚

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We did the wine box as well. I’d never seen it done in person, and apparently neither had any of our guests – so many people mentioned how different and sweet it was. Everyone knew my husband and I weren’t the sand/candle type. My husband built the box himself, made it even more special.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

None- I figure vows & the rings are enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

ohhh wine box ceremony! Great idea, we’re getting married at a vineyard! Even more perfect!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am doing the traditional unity candle. I am a little worried though since the cremony is outside, so we’ll see. Hope it’s not too windy.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wasn’t a big fan of sand ceremonies in general, but that’s what we ended up doing AFTER we made it more personal. 

I am a native San Diegan, and my husband is from the Great Lakes. We got my sand from a beach in my hometown and had his parents ship us his sand from the beach by his family home at Lake Michigan. I hand dyed the sand and that’s what we used in our ceremony.

I had a few people mention how much they liked that twist – I appreciated the compliment because I feel like everyone in SD has a beachy wedding with a sand ceremony.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’re doing a tasting of the four elements, the rose ceremony, lighting of the unity candle, and a hand ceremony (with our ring vows).

We might squeeze in a basil exchange and a wine/love letter box ceremony too.

(Hey, if Catholics can had hour-long full-mass ceremonies, I can have a 30-45min secular one!)

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We did sand. I didn’t want candles, and our church wouldn’t let us do wine.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

we did the traditional candle ceremony. I heard of a bride who did bamboo…. the curly one and te straight one…obviously she did not clue into the implications of that one… haha

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