(Closed) Christian Ceremony

posted 9 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would love to know the answer to this too! One suggestion I have, is as you go through premarital counseling, keep track of cool scriptures you come across. I remember starring a bunch of stuff in all the handouts and books they gave us. If I’d been more organized all along though, I could have been writing them into a journal or my wedding binder. Just a tip. Look forward to everyone else’s thoughts!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

At a wedding I went to recently, the minister had the parents come up and pray for the couple. It was really sweet. You could also have a reading of a verse, for example: 1 Corinthians 13:4-13.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I thought the pastor took care of this… Uh Oh… I hope he can suggest a few things.  We are doing a wine ceremony instread of a unity candle ceremony to symbolize our union and also our communion with Jesus like the wine from the last super.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I was at a wedding a couple of weeks ago and they had something on the program called something like "Demonstration of Service". They played two of their favorite worship songs and during this portion the bride and groom took turns washing* one anothers feet. It was a very sweet and moving.

 

*thanks for pointing out the rather ridiculous typo! Haha, I don’t think I’d find foot-watching very sweet… OR religious 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Washing each other’s feet you mean? I wouldn’t want to stare at my groom’s feet for a whole song.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I had some friends that did foot washing. It thought it was really neat, but I don’t think we’ll end up doing that for ours, especially since we’re outside.

I like the idea of sharing communion, though. 

We’re going to have worship and also a time for the guests to pray for us. Beyond that, I’m not sure. We’re still planning . It’s good to hear what other people did.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we are doing a wedding communion with a song (posted here with lots of song choices).  I’ve seen where the parents come up and pray for the bride and groom.  i’ve heard about washing of the feet, but how messy can that get?  unless it was just like a swipe and a small massage with baby wipes, ha!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Instead of the unity candle, we’re doing the salt covenant..where the minister will recite a reading concerning the importance of salt and the significance of we being the salt of the Earth and at the end we both will have small satchels with salt granules in them and we both will place pinches of salt in the satchels and shake them up…if one is able to retieve the salt they don’t have to be loyal to each other, but this is impossible to do, so in fact it seals a loyalty between ourselves and to God!!!  I love it!!!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I thought it would be really cool to give everyone a small candle and have the ushers help to light the candles of the people on the end of each row. Then, everyone would light their neighbors candle down the line until eventually it got up to the bride and groom and then the unity candle is lit. I liked the idea because it reminds everyone that it takes a community of faith to support the couple.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wow, the salt ceremony sound really neat! And I love the idea of the whole congregation having unity candles! I think it might be too late for us to pull that off, but that would be great!

We’ve written our ceremony since I last posted so I have a better idea of what we’re going to include (though it’s not exactly going to be short since there were so many things we wanted to include):

– I’m walking down the aisle to a song called “How He Loves Us” by Jesus Culture (definitely not your traditional walk down the aisle song, but it’s really meaningful to us)

– Both my parents will be “giving me away”.

– We’re including a short memorial for my FI’s father, who passed away this past winter.

– My dad is doing a scripture reading (from Ephesians 5:21-33, Romans 12:9-18, and John 15:9-13)

– our officiant will give a short message

– We’ll have our vows and exchange of rings (we’re writing our won vows so that we can include things that are important to us in marriage from scripture)

– We’ll take communion with 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, light the unity candle, and pray together, during the song “Carried to the Table” by Leeland

– Our families and a few close friends will come up to pray over us, then we’ll spend some time in worship (we’re using three fairly well-known songs for worship in the hope that more of the congregation will participate: “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” – Passion version, “Take My Life” – Chris Tomlin version, and “Let Everything that Has Breath Praise the Lord – Matt Redman version).

– Then we’ll walk back down the aisle to “The Blessing” by John Waller

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You could put some of your favorite verses on napkins, program and pray over the reception food, pray before you leave the ceremony. That’s really all I can think of right now!

 

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m going to have a singing worship session too! How cool would it be to have the guests singing praises to God on the day of your wedding!?

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