Post # 1
As an interfaith couple, we like the symbolism of a unity candle (2 people/families coming together as 1), but:
–We’re not allowed to use candles in our venue.
–We don’t want to use sand (it’s messy and it seems very beach wedding to me) or wine (FI doesn’t like it).
–As I understand them, a rose ceremony, knot ceremony, or handfasting ceremony don’t really have the same symbolism that a unity candle does.
Any other ideas?
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Post # 4
Really random, but I’m really tired and stressed. What about something like your families combining river rocks in a container as a foundation and then you and your Fiance planting something (or sticking in bamboo) as a symbol of your love growing in the foundation your families formed. ??? No idea. Sorry if it’s dumb! 🙂
Post # 5
What about pouring two liquids of different colours together to create a different colour? (ie. mix blue and yellow water to make green – you can’t separate them! If one of your wedding colours is a secondary colour, I’d say give it a shot!)
Post # 6
Great ideas so far! @Queen, don’t you have to pick up the candle and flip it over to turn it on? I’ve only seen battery-operated tealights, not pillar candles, so I’m not sure how the larger ones work. @MissBean, really great idea, but I’m worried about spilling colored water on my dress (that why we’re drinking white wine for the kiddush). @JMA, even if you’re tired and stressed, that’s a great idea too, and pretty easy to implement. I think I just like the idea of combining small things into 1 bigger thing.
Post # 7
I once heard of a bride doing a soil ceremony, where they took soild from each of their homes,combined them, and then planted a bulb or other plant – I thought that was super cute!
Post # 8
I have heard of using wax beads instead of sand . . . it would be less messy and less beachy, but a similar process. Just a thought . . .