(Closed) Anything unique/different in your ceremony? Looking for inspiration!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re doing a ring warming.  Ours will take place during the ceremony, but I know most people who do them pass the rings around (with an attendant standing at each row supervising) before the ceremony starts, as people are waiting.  If you like the idea, it could add a personal touch with out adding any time.  Best of luck!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re doing a love letter box. Since we’re not having anything religious, I really wanted something ceremonial. That and our personal vows will really make the ceremony unique, I think.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@lilyfaith-  please describe the love letter box.  That sounds pretty cool!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are doing a guest declaration of support.  I know mrs. star did this and I loved the idea.  

I don’t want my ceremony to be long (no mass here) but I do want it to be meaningful.  I personally like the weddings where there is more “beef” to them rather than just saying “I do” and then going to party.  I want to make sure the focus is still the ceremony.  

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

We’re incorporating a traditional Cecltic handfasting in our ceremony. I’m scottish/irish, so I felt like it was appropriate.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@French Fry – basically, the bride and groom write letters to each other beforehand detailing why they love each other, why they want to spend the rest of their lives together, etc. They also pick out a bottle of wine and two wine glasses together. At the ceremony or reception, they place the unread letters, wine, and glasses into a box and nail it up together. If at any time in the relationship they seriously consider getting a divorce, they agree to first read each others’ letter and drink the whole bottle of wine together. If they never open it in the first fifty years of marriage, they open it on their anniversary and read the letters, and celebrate their marriage and commitment to each other. 

Mrs. Cowboy Boot wrote a great post about it here. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My dad is Persian so we are incorporating some Perisan traditions into the wedding.

One is for “sweeteness for our marriage” and what happens is 2 married ladies (mom, aunts, etc) hold a decorated piece of cloth over the bride and groom’s heads and another lady rubs 2 big blocks of decorated sugar over their heads onto the cloth and says some sayings and well wishes, advice. We thought it would be cool to do and something that all of our guests would understand without having to be Persian. My mom and aunt are holding the cloth and my cousin is reciting since she brought the things to do it with from Iran and since my grandmother passed. Very excited 🙂

Also, it’s tradition for the mother or grandmother to put decorated thing gold (or white gold for me!) bangle bracelets on the bride’s wrists after the ceremony as a way to show that you’re married. I think it’s really sweet and we’re using my grandmother’s that she passed to my mother at her wedding.

The more traditional route: readings and my aunt will be singing.

We’re open to other traditions for our ceremony and reception since my Fiance is German and Irish descent but these are 2 we have settled on 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Lilyfaith-  That sounds lovely.  Thanks for the info.  I’m definitely going to talk about it with my officiant!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

We are eloping to Thailand and getting married at a resort there. We will be blessed by Buddhist monks, they do a ceremony in which they bind our hands together, and we will have an elephant procession up and down the aisle. The whole thing is pretty unique!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@lilyfaith Thanks for explaining that. I had heard it explained before and didn’t really understand it. Now, I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing it for our own wedding! Thank you very much.

We’re not doing anything too unique during the ceremony. We want something short and sweet, but I do agree that it should have some “beef” to it.

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