(Closed) ceremony order, jumping the broom

posted 10 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think that is correct, but I have also seen the preacher introduce the couple and then they jump the broom and walk down the aisle.  I think either way works.  To be honest, I almost forgot about doing it because I am not getting married in a church.  Do you think it is appropriate to use if I am getting married elsewhere? 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah, that makes sense.  I guess historically it could be done anywhere because marriage ceremonies were not as "traditional" in the way they are now.  I would love to incorporate this, but I need to think creatively because I am getting married in Cali and we have to fly to the location.  I don’t know how to get one there except maybe shipping it?  By the way, how do you make one?  I guess I could pick up some supplies when I arrive, but I don’t know what I will need.  Also, what do you do after the ceremony is over?  Do you think people actually keep it? 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hey ladies, I am so glad for this forum, while I patiently await for an AA bride to become a bee this forum adresses our ideas.  I will be jumping the broom as well and I am getting married in a garden.  After we are announced as Mr. and Mrs. we will turn around, face our guests and jump over the broom! I purchased my broom from a vendor in Atlanta for only $45.  Hit me up and I can give you her number.  I will most definetly be keeping my broom.  We plan to display it in a woodden and glass box in our home and importantly, pass it down to our children so they can jump the broom as well.  Vist my blog – http://adventuresofanunexpectedbridezilla.blogspot.com/ to take a look at my finished broom.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

 

I did a quick Google search for "jumping broom" and a few items popped up. I’ve seen some on Afro-centric wedding site as well but I am at a loss right now as to which ones.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Thanks so much caribqueen.  I took a look at your blog and enjoyed the stories.  I think I will also incorporate this into the wedding and will start looking for "broom" options.  Who knows, I might make this one of my DIT projects – what fun!  Any other tips from other bees?   

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@ meelahj Your order is right.. my aunt’s wedding was in the same exact order

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@ CaribbeanBee You broom is beautiful.. and a great idea to display in your home and pass down to your children to do that same.. Great way to keep tradition aline!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hey ladies! I’m trying to choose the songs for the ceremony based on the order of the ceremony. What is the order of the processional and the overall order of the ceremony? Also, do the groom and officiant process in?

Post # 12
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Newbee

My pastor and groom did not process in but walked in and stood in place. I did have music playing while they walked into position. We jumped the broom after we were declared “Mr. & Mrs.” we had a drummer playing the Djembe drum as we jumped and as the party and guest proceeded out. Our  broom is similar to the white broom pictured in my esty shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JumpingtheBroom, but decorated in our colors of raspberry and chocolate brown. I posted a picture of the white broom below.

 

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