Post # 1
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas for wedding rituals for the ceremony other than the sand or candle. It’s just a little cheesy and I don’t think my guy will go for it and I’m not that into it either really. Also, we’re atheist, so for us, it’s kind of hard to find things that aren’t rooted in religion, but we’d still like to do something to symbolize union for us.
Post # 3
@kshult13: We’re doing a handfasting
Post # 4
In China they used to loop a red string or rope around the couple’s wrists, or completely around them. Honestly not sure if they still do it.
As a fellow atheist, I’ve wondered this same thing. Not really set on even having any ritualsin the ceremony, though, so I haven’t looked hard.
Post # 5
I don’t really get why people do the ceremonies (if it’s not a part of their culture) since the whole thing is a ceremony. We just had a few different readings by family members.
Post # 6
Not necessarily a ritual … But noticed a theme of couples writing love letters to one another and sealing it in a box for a specific anniversary? With wine if you are wine drinkers ?
Post # 7
I was at a wedding, and the couple planted a tree together. It was symbolic and very different from all of the other weddings I have been to.
Post # 8
@nativedesires: I like that idea a lot. Thank you!
Post # 9
@Polyphemus: I guess we’re not really set on any sort of a “ritual” either, but I want it to be special for our guests without being overly corny, or just not us. I never realized it until planning a wedding how so many things aren’t aetheist friendly. lol.