(Closed) For anyone looking for a different style of unity ceremony

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not ignoring you!!  I am also trying to think of good ways to involve our guests in our ceremony.  It is non-religious, and I want us to have more than just the guests saying ‘we will’ if asked if they support our marriage. We’re thinking ring blessings maybe but Fiance doesn’t really like that.  The one with the sauces in different glasses is a cool idea – I’ve never heard it before!  I will suggest it.

But I can’t think of any other suggestions – sorry!!

Post # 5
20 posts
  • Wedding: January 2016

We also didn’t want to do the unty candle or sand ceremonies.

Our minister suggested a water ceremony and a rock ceremony. I have not seen either of them done before but we really love the messages that they convey.

Rock ceremony

Each guest has been given a small polished stone upon arriving.

 Before you met, your lives were on different paths with different destinations. But love has brought you together and joined these separate paths into one. Each one of your friends and family here today have been given a small polished stone that represents their unique individuality and their presence at your wedding today. You also each have a stone of your own that symbolizes your previous separate lives, separate sets of friends, separate families and the different life’s journeys you once traveled.

 I will now ask that everyone please take out the stone you have been given and pause to make a wish or blessing for happiness and good will for the couple for the future of their marriage.

 Everyone pauses to make their wish.

 Now, we will collect the stones and the couple will then add their individual stones to the container as well.

 The couple adds their stones to the container.

With the combining of these stones, you have now symbolically joined your once separate lives. As the stones have been combined with love into one container, so now are your friends and family joined, through you, into one. And your once solitary life’s paths are also now one. All that was once separate is now shared, and in this sharing you both will find new strength and joy as together you forge a new life’s path and destination.

The water ceremony was written expecially for us- message me if you want the wording



Post # 6
2 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

@londongal: pick of few of your guest to read readings that you or them have picked out. It is a nice way to get more people involved.

Post # 7
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had a wine box ceremony because we felt like everyone we knew had already done the sand thing, and being at the beach, it’s definitely overdone here! PurpleUnicorn has pictures of her beautiful wine box ceremony that totally inspired me, but you can also just Google “wine box ceremony” and the directions will come up.

Post # 8
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MsBrooklynA: You know what really would throw a monkey wrench in the wine cup ceremony? Finding out a future in law has herpes. Sorry- it was just the first thing that came to mind! I think i’d do it but only share the cup with my Fiance, who’s cooties I already caught ;-P 

On a more serious note I have NO idea what we’re going to do for our ceremony…I like the winebox idea too!

Post # 9
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love me some Loving Cup (the song), but I read the linked page and it seems so close to communion.

Post # 11
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I really want to do a Salt Covenant but still working on getting my fiance to agree. =)

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