(Closed) Have you ever seen a different drink used for a unity ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Is this a terrible idea?
    Yup. It's going to make your ceremony a joke. : (3 votes)
    14 %
    No. If you do it respectfully you'll be fine. : (4 votes)
    19 %
    You're going to have to be REALLY carefully about how you word this : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Your grandma will cry : (1 votes)
    5 %
    It's your ceremony. Who cares what anyone else thinks as long as you love it? : (11 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    People can be such wine snobs but you can get stupid drunk with wine just like with other alcohol. If other drinks have more meaning to you, then I say go for it. Yea, you’ll have to word it carefully so people understand what you’re doing. Or just embrace the less serious side of it and make it a fun part of the committment.

    I don’t think funny vows make them any less meaningful, and I don’t think a other than wine ceremony would be less meaningful, especially if it’s honest to who you are as a couple.

    Post # 4
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    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I say do whatever you want becuase its your wedding. However, as a guest i would think that it is kinda weird/funny.

    Post # 6
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    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Im a little confused about what this is replacing? The unity candle/sand jar thing?

    The only time I have seen wine used in a wedding is to celebrate the eucharist? I hope that is not what you are thinking of changing?

    Or are we just a little behind the times here in Aus?

    Post # 7
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t really think it matters. Just don’t get beer from a giant keg at the altar hahahaha. I really disagree with a lot of people that think ceremonies have to be super serious and rigid; what if the couple is not? It should represent you guys as a couple, be a bit serious, but be fun too if that’s how you guys are! Don’t worry about the details…and you can’t ever please everyone.

    Post # 8
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @iRun2004: Yes, say that: “Just screw you guys” 😉

    Post # 9
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it’s a wonderful idea. What makes wine better anyway? It’s the meaning behind the ceremony.
    *Just don’t start doing belly shots or anything at the alter.* ^_^

    Post # 10
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    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Miss Sydney: from a website

    “The Bride and Groom are represented by separate decanters of wine. Traditionally, the Bride is symbolized by white wine and the Groom with red, though many couples choose wines based on their individual wine preferences and not on color or tradition. Each pours their wine into a single glass and then both drink from it. This represents both the blending and the accepting of each other.”

    Using something like beer and ouzo might be pretty nasty though 🙂

    Post # 11
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    374 posts
    Helper bee

    No one’s business but yours.  Put whatever you want in a goblet that is not see through and blend the liquors.  You could call it “The Loving Cup” in the program and just have the officiant lead into it without explaining what’s inside the cups  And be done /with it.  If it is sacred don’t go around saying what you’re doing and what you’re using.  Just do it.   

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