Post # 1
- Wedding: January 2015 - Country Club
Hi Bees! I am having a catholic ceremony and I am wanting to incorporate my step children in/during the ceremony aside from the roles they already have – stepdaughter age 17 (shes one of my bridesmaids) and stepson 20 years (he’s our Best man), I know some couples do the whole unity sand thing, which I don’t want to do. But I wanted to give them a charm/token that would represent our unity as a whole family now any ideas? What do you guys think? Other than the sand unity ceremony what other offerings/ceremonys have you seen or done?
Post # 2
Badnesa49r: My stepkids will be 8, 8, and 11 on our wedding date. So I would love to hear some other ideas as well. There is a blended family medallion.
Maybe you can give each of them a piece of jewelry that features a charm that embodies something that you enjoy doing together or a cherished event that you shared (like soccer, dance, a special trip)? Or, if they are sentimental you could give them a picture of you with each individual child and a heartfelt letter on the back. My stepdaughter is really sentimental… I recently found a note that I wrote her 2 years ago next to her bed. She says she likes to read it sometimes 🙂
I did some research early in the process and saw several ideas, but none of them felt really authentic. I really like the thumbprint guestbook idea and I’m thinking about coming up with some words that can be said to recognize that we are “officially” becoming a family and all five of us acknowledge it by placing our thumbprint on a canvas that can be displayed in our home.
Post # 3
I had found this interlocking puzzle piece necklace searching for something similar. I’m sure you good find it with four pieces.
As for the ceremony maybe a unity candle?
Post # 4
Badnesa49r: I have seen other families do this– what if you each wore a stering silver bracelet– something very simple for everyday wear, and gave it to them at the wedding. Not chains– but more like bands.