(Closed) Tree Watering Ceremony- Yay or Nay?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What Do You Think Of The Tree Watering Ceremony?
    Love it! : (24 votes)
    46 %
    Ehhhh... : (17 votes)
    33 %
    Really Lame : (11 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 18
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    384 posts
    Helper bee

    We are doing this too. We are having each family member put soil (that will be in jars) into the pot. We move alot so we plan to do a bonzai tree (which is basically a tree in a pot). Choose a hearty tree so it wont die.

     

    Our ceremony

    EDIT: love that we looked at the same website for this HAHA

     

     

    B and G will now take part in a Tree Planting Ceremony, to symbolize the roots of their relationship, and the continued growth of their love, as they become each others family today.

     

    Love is the essence of human experience and emotion. It is the root of all and everything we, as humans, do. Love richens our experience, and fills our lives with meaning. It gives us a firm base from which to grow, to learn, and change.

     

    Let your relationship and your love for each other be like this tree you plant today. Let it grow tall and strong. Let it stand tall during the harsh winds and rains and storms, and come through unscathed. Like a tree, your marriage must be resilient. It must weather the challenges of daily life and the passage of time.

     

    And just like the tree that they are planting, marriage requires constant nurturing and nourishment. As they provide the sun, soil, and water for this tree, they will provide the encouragement, trust, and love needed on a daily basis to consciously nurture and nourish their connection to each other.

     

    Together with their families they contribute to the love of this tree and their love and commitment to each other. Each family has decided to add soil to this tree to support its roots and give it nourishment. Parents Names and Parents name will each give a scoop of love and nourishment to support G and B in their marriage. (Pause for family to give soil).

     

    B and G will add the last amount layer of soil and water to symbolize their new beginning as husband and wife.  (pause for B and G)

     

    After the ceremony, the couple will plant the tree at their home or a special location to symbolize the putting down of roots, longevity and strength in their marriage

     

     

     

    (Last sentence will be changed)

     

    Post # 20
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    13868 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Nay.  I’m traditional – I am not a fan of all these extras.  Walk in, say your vows, exchange rings, the end.  Have readings to make it longer.  You don’t need to jazz it up with a unity-something to make it longer.

    And, for what it’s worth, a unity candle is not at all religious – a lot of Catholic priests don’t even let brides do them at all during ceremonies!

    Post # 21
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am doing a tree planting at my ceremony. We are Southerners to a tee, so both sides of the family will bring soil from our childhood homes and we are planting a Peach tree (we met in college, which was in Peach County, Ga, it’s my favorite fruit, i.e. so it has significance to us) and will take a piece off of a peach tree already in my backyard that my grandfather planted years ago before he passed. The way we look at it, if it dies, we will start over. If a strong wind knocks it down, we will re-plant. It will be between a peach tree or a mighty oak 🙂 Good luck!!!!Smile

    Post # 22
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    Newbee

    And, for what it’s worth, a unity candle is not at all religious – a lot of Catholic priests don’t even let brides do them at all during ceremonies!

    Post # 23
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    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We thought about doing something similar to this. We currently own a home together now, but who knows if this is our “forever” home. It made me sad to think about leaving something like that behind. 

    Instead, we are locking two heart shaped padlocks together during the ceremony. After the ceremony we will leave briefly to take some time alone, get some pictures, and toss the keys into a river. 

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I like the idea. If you like the idea of a “unity” component to the ceromony, then go for it! 

    Perhaps look into a tree from which it will be easy to take cuttings from. That way, if you have to move, you can take a cutting and plant a new tree from that cutting.

    OR what about a bonsai! That’s easy to transport, not sure how much work they are though. 

    Post # 25
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee

    Everdeen:  I agree with this, the cutting idea is great!

     

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