(Closed) Mom wants a Unity Ceremony… but I don’t

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@CrochetLulu:  Maybe there’s a way to do a handfasting ceremony that includes them?

Post # 4
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Maybe have the mothers write sealed letters for you to open on your first wedding anniversary. This would give them something to do and you could seal the letters with letters you and FH write to each other. It would be quick and not distract from the ceremony. 

I also hate unity ceremonies. They just aren’t for me. 

Post # 5
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really am so not enthused by unity ceremonies. I mean really, what do you do with a bottle of colored sand for the rest of your lifes?

I went to a wedding where the mom’s stood with their children and in a Bulgarian tradition fed them bread dipped in honey as a good luck charm. I could see doing something with both of the mom’s like both coming up and saying a special prayer or even in a twist have them bring the rings up and bless them before giving them to you to put on each others fingers.

Post # 6
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

why dont both of your parents give you away?


Post # 7
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not doing a unity ceremony, I personally think they’re tacky (Opinion!).

It’s your wedding, and while yes you are joining families, it’s your wedding and your mother does not need to play some big role in it. 

I’m walking down the aisle with both parents because while yes, it is a Jewish tradition (mom’s side is Jewish but this is the only tradition we’re carrying over) I also believe that both my parents raised me equally and I want them both to give me away, not just my father. 

Do what you want, at the end of the day it is you and your husband’s day.

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