(Closed) Anyone not doing the unity candle or sand?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are not doing anything like that – just a normal ceremony!

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Nope, we’re not doing any of them. For some reason… we just aren’t big fans.

Post # 49
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We opted not to do either. My FI’s mother passed away 10 years ago, making the unity candle lighting awkward, and we didn’t like the sand ceremony (seemed too “thered” for the beach to us). SO instead, we’re just having a custom ceremony with a few cherry picked Jewish traditions (unity candles are traditionally a Christian thing anyways).

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Everyone here (in Catholic ceremonies, anyway) does the candle thing, but without any maternal involvement, so I’m not sure what we’ll be missing there? Something anyway!

@spaganya, can you expain the Bell of Truce? I’ve never heard of it.

We’re also thinking about adding the Blessing of the Hands, but just as a reading, not an event, so to speak.

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