Post # 1
My fiancee and I wanted to do something different for our unity ceremony (the candles and sand ceremony are beautiful, but have been done to DEATH). So we’ve decided to get a small indoor tree/plant/flower that lives for years (not sure what kind yet, we’re planning on going to a local greenhouse to get their advice) and then during the ceremony we want our officiant to say a few words, and then we’re each going to have a seperate glass of water that we pour in to water the plant. We’re also going to have my fiancee’s son pour a glass of water with us, and we want the officiant to say something about how we are growing together as a family.
But my officiant has asked me to write up what I would like said, and I’m stuck. So if you have any ideas for me, please leave them! And if anybody has any suggestions on hearty plants/flowers that live for along time as well, that would also be appreciated!
Post # 3
@neve1082: Now please forgive me this is a little rough, but here I go…
Often marriage is viewed as the union of two persons. In reality, marriage is much broader. It is always a joining of families.
The Unity of family is the recognition that we are all someone’s children. As part of the family nature of this marriage we recognize (Son’s name and his FI’s name) and their importance. As is signified by this beautiful (plant’s name), they will grow and develop into a stronger family and a more enriched family.
Now (your name and your DH’s name) will give this (plant’s name) a drink of water. They give it for it continuous growth and love that they wish to express and share. Because no plant like no person can grow on wishes alone. Now (your son’s name and his FI’s name) will continue to add additional water to show the need for continuous care, love and respect of each other. These four unique and beautiful people will take a lesson from nature and nurture their loved ones. Always remembering that as the words “I love you” are important to say each and every day. So are the actions to keep tending and nurturing these relationships. Their strength will be shown by the love they give, as much as the love that they receive. May these two couples look at this (plant’s name) and remember it stands for loving, honoring and cherishing each other, always. Each year on this day they will come together and honor their commitment. By each giving this plant a drink of water. [May you have love in your hearts, forever. (OR) May GOD bless this union and may you hold him in your hearts, forever.]
Post # 4
aw i love unity ideas. i’m going to do one also!
did you have yours yet?