(Closed) No candles – oxygen

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Can you do a different unity ceremony such as a tree planting, sand etc?

I think it is best to just avoid real candles for the safety of you and your guests. For the reception you can also use the battery operated candles, they even have some that flicker.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

For your reception, you could always have LED tea lights. They look real to me!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think I would check with an oxygen supplier in your community.

Post # 7
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@jlc3:  It is pretty neat if you want a unity ceremony. We are considering a planting of some sort since I am obsessed with my garden.

My friend had a sand ceremony a few years ago. Here are a couple photos of hers:

Post # 9
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315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

@jlc3:  Unity ceremony –

  • Wedding Lasso 
  • Rose
  • Ring warming
  • Sparkling juice or Wine
  • Living unity 
  • Painting
  • Hand impressions
  • Love letters
  • Bell ring

If you are not doing –

  • Handfasting
  • Sand
  • Candles

If you need to know what any of these are just ask me. I hope this helps.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are having a Loving cup – it signifies our first drink as man and wife, and our 2 families coming together as one. It will also be used later (much later lol) as an heirloom that any kids we have can also use if they wish.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I work around oxygen tanks sometimes and an open flame will only go in to blow torch mode if the tube is blowing right on the candle flame. Him just being in the same room is no big deal. Not sure if you are worried about this but it will not blow up! lol 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

So long as the oxygen is a few feet away, and not blowing directly onto the candle, it should be a-ok.

Post # 13
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If your grandfather is seated in the front row and you’re 10+ feet away, lighting a candle is not a safety issue unless he takes the hose out of the tank, cranks it up and aims the O2 at you.  O2 dissipates into the air rapidly–unless he is right next to you, it’s not a problem.  If you’re that worried, ask the minister and have the candles at the opposite side of the altar to where he will be sitting.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Can’t speak for the safety, but I went to my friend’s wedding this past summer and she had a sand ceremony. Her husband actually suggested it as something that he really wanted and I thought it was beautiful. I could also see it working at a wedding of pretty much any faith too, including secular, which I think is a bonus. Theirs was a VERY Christian wedding.

Post # 15
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315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

@jlc3:  Living unity is where you plant a seed, seedling or tree/bush. You then promise to take care of it as it grows and matures over its life span. Obviously, this works best if you plant something that is transportable. Like a house plant or something that fits in a moveable outdoor planter. Since most couples move five times or more in their lifetime.

 

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