- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Has anyone done a salt covenant for their unity ceremony?
If yes, did your officiant have any problems coming up with words for it? Also, where did you get your glassware? I do not want to pay $60 for a ‘kit’ for the ceremony.
For those who do not know what a Salt Covenant is here is a little info I found on it.
The Salt Covenant ceremony
The Salt Covenant has been common throughout history for people to confirm their agreements with each other by eating and drinking together, at which times salt is used. As salt was added to foods, not only for spice but also to preserve them from decay, it became a symbol of incorruptibility and permanence. A “covenant of salt” signified an everlasting covenant.
In the Bible, salt also came to symbolize purity, perfection, wisdom, hospitality, durability, and fidelity. During Old Testament times, agreements and promises were sealed by salt covenants. Each man would take a pinch of salt from his pouch and place it in the pouch of the other. Their agreement could not be broken unless they could each retrieve their own grains of salt.
A Marriage Salt Covenant does the same thing by asking the bride and groom to combine their grains of salt. Their commitment to each other can not be broken unless they can each retrieve their own grains of salt. Since this is not possible, it is a symbol of an unbreakable covenant and promise of love
Both spouses should take a bag/or vial of salt and combine the two inside the Larger vessel. This a bond that can not be broken… as is a symbol of an unbreakable promise of love.