(Closed) Help! Unity Paint Ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really love this idea.  I’m not all that great with words, so hopefully the other bees can help you out.  I just wanted to comment to let you know that your idea is awesome.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Really unique idea!  I don’t know much about wording either but hopefully someone else will see this and help you!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wet paint is really not something I would want anywhere near me and my wedding dress, but it sounds really meaningful.

As for the writing, when I am tutoring my students, I tell to explain what they want to say to me as if I weren’t reading their papers. More often than not, writers get hung up on the act of writing and when you distract yourself by talking to someone, the words flow. I think the paragraph you have explain the significance is a really good start. Could you try this with each other? Just start talking and have your Fiance write it down and then switch. You might be surprised with what you end up with! Good luck.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with amarylis about being wary of wet paint anywhere near my wedding dress but I must say this is a very original idea

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Really cool! You can say something about how the colors start off alone and then blend and never split again and then compare your lives and marriage to it. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Love this idea! I also don’t know how I would feel around wet paint… but I guess as long as you are careful then it should be no problem. Also, I am not the greatest with words… so I won’t be able to help out their.

I have to say though, I love the whole idea of your wedding. It really seems like you are making it your own and really personal. I like that. It is a true representation of the two of you.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I would love to hear what you come up with! This is such a cool idea!

Post # 12
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Wannabee

Hey, my fiance and I are doing something very similar at our wedding! Our wedding colors are yellow, blue, and green, purposefully chosen because yellow and blue combined creates green. For our ceremony we are going to have a canvas set up on an eisle, and jars of yellow and blue paint. Or families are going to be represented by each of the colors (my family is represented by blue, while his is represented by yellow. We will pour the paint into trays, and place out hands in the paint. Then we will put our hand prints on either side of the canvas, symbolizing our lives before marriage, in which we were first and foremost connected to our families. Then, after dipping our hands into the paints a second time, we will join hands, thus mixing the two colors together and creating green. In the center of the canvas we will once again put our handprints, this time in the same color, and with the fingers overlapping. We plan to use a fairly large canvas, and I will probably paint an off white background prior to the wedding day. When my fiance and I have children, we will place their little handprints around ours also in green.

   I realize a lot of women would be terrified of getting paint on their dress, but I figure I’m never going to wear it again, and any possible drips of paint will only mean more opportunity to tell stories ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

the idea of doing something different for a unity ceremony is great! (water works too, since each molecule is still individual, but you can never seperate them again. You could use food coloring to make your water yellow and his blue to get green water, then you might need to worry about paint for anyone who is!) I’m a creative writer by profession and I’ve been working hard on coming up with the right words for our unity ceremony (we’re using candles but instead of just having our mom’s give them to us we’re having everyone pass their flame, candle to candle, to our moms in order to symbolize the fact that our friends and family have all influenced our lives) If you haven’t come up with anything yet, message me and I’ll send you some examples of what I might use!

 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would love to see what the finished product looks like! I want some sort of unity ceremony and the normal ideas are so boring!

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