- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
We’re protestant but have many Catholic family members attending. After the vows, we plan to do a short communion ceremony in lieu of a unity candle. We are just having our parents join us. Each set of parents will pour some wine into a decanter (symbolizing the bringing together of our two families and the sacrifices our parents have made for us) and we will, as a family, partake of communion together. This will be our first act as husband and wife as well as the first thing we do as a collective family.
Logistically, we decided not to offer a full communion for our guests. We’re getting married on the beach and couldn’t figure out how to coordinate it. Plus, we don’t want to lose the symbolism of our immediate families uniting. I hope no one thinks it too odd to not offer it to everyone. I guess we ought to think hard about the way we word the whole thing.