Post # 1
Hi All –
My FH and I are looking for a nice ritual to incorporate as part of our ceremony. We definitely DO NOT want to do the sand ceremony or unity candle. I’ve gone to weddings where the bride & groom did the Wine Box Love Letter ceremony, 3 cord strand ceremony which was different from what you normally see. WE’ll probably jump the broom too. What are you doing as part of your ceremony??
Post # 3
We’re doing the wine blending ceremony
Post # 4
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
@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
- 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
We are doing a unity cross so we can display it after the wedding.
Post # 8
@mandyhartwell: Thank you for posting that link, sounds very lovely.
Post # 9
@ThisDeluxeLife: THis is interesting and unique. Do you have any other ideas?
Post # 10
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
@mandyhartwell: I want to do this!!! My FI 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
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
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.