(Closed) Ceremony Ritual Ideas??? What are you doing??

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’re doing the wine blending ceremony

Post # 4
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was going to do the rose ceremony…then my mother jumped in and wanted ALL the “parents” to participate as well….FI’s parents are divorced and FI’s dad is married to the “other woman” from their marriage…..so it would not work

My mother is NOT getting this…oddly because she is divorced and harbours a lot of resentment towards her ex husband (whom she divorced long before I was even born)….

I actually have not seen any different types of ceremonies…..but I do like the rose one….and I wanted “every rose has it’s thorn” during it!

Post # 5
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@dmarpitt:  I had the idea to do what I’m calling “Seven First Words” It’s very important to me that we begin our marriage in prayer and this will be the very first thing in the ceremony following the Pastor’s welcome. We are selecting seven short scriptures related to the marriage relationship and seven family members to pray.  Someone will read the scriptures one at a time and after each one, a family member will pray a short prayer for us related to that scripture.  We’ll be seated during this time — should take about 15 minutes.  I hope I don’t end up with red eyes from crying!

Post # 6
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park


I am Irish so Jacob and I are probably going to the the handfasting ceremony, which is when you and your groom’s hands are tied together. I’ve seen it done at other weddings and it really is a beautiful traidition. It’s where the saying “tying the knot” came from. Here’s a link to tell you more:


Post # 7
1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are doing a unity cross so we can display it after the wedding.

Post # 10
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We are doing a ring warming (smallish wedding, about 50 guests so should work out for timings fine) and also a sort of giving away/parents blessing type thing involving all of our parents, something like this:

Officiant: “Today, as we join (name) and (name) in marriage, we celebrate them as they begin a new family together. Yet we also know that this new branch of the family tree will be strengthened and enriched by the love, traditions, and knowledge of their family roots. 

Will you (parents’ names) bless (couple’s names) in their marriage? Will you celebrate them in their times of joy, and bolster them and their marriage in times of hardship? ” 

Answer: “We will.”

Post # 11
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@mandyhartwell:  I want to do this!!! My Fiance just said to me the other day “I can’t wait to tie the knot” and then I came acrossed this post. I think this is an amazing idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

Post # 12
1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We will be doing the handfasting ceremony as well.  

We are getting married in a historic courthouse and was thinking of taking the witness stand when stating our personal vows.  

Post # 13
8860 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i went to a wedding where the literally tied a knot, i had never seen that before.

i am jewish, so we are having a jewish ceremony.


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