Post # 1
I really want to do a family unity ceremony to include Mr Coffee’s 14 yo daughter and my 2 daughters 11yo & 17yo. I really want to do something different and unique. I’m having a very small intimate wedding indoors with only immediate family and a few close friends present. We will have 30 guests in total. My eldest then suggested that we involve everyone invited by having all the guests light a separate candle from a common taper.
I need ideas on how to make this work. I was thinking that my girls could start the lighting with my family and my step daughter could start it with my Fiance’s family simultaneously. Our tapers would be the last to be lit and then we as a couple then light the Unity candle together.
Any ideas to make this more unique?
Post # 3
Have you seen the sand unity sets that are made for blended families? In addition to the bride & groom’s set, they would come with separate vases and sand colors for each of your daughters.
I can e-mail you photos if you would like – or more details. Just let me know.
Post # 4
I would do a Unity Sand Ceremony and a Memory Vase. Each memory vase is as unique as the family which creates it, and it will last forever and be a very visble and lasting memento of the day.
I write the scripts for my Unity Sand Ceremony to reflect things the couple have told me about the family.
The key is to find a wedding celebrant who is willing to work with you to create the words for a very personalised wedding ceremony.
Good luck to you both.
Post # 5
We are doing a "family blessing" where both of our parents will come up to the front with us and both of our uncles will pray over us. Could you do something like that, and bring up your whole family?