Post # 1
I have been going back and forth about what unity ceremony I want to do. Our wedding is outside, and I was originally going to do the sand ceremony, but now I feel like that just doesn’t fit. I also thought about the wine box ceremony, but I kind of want to include our families in with the unity ceremony.
So I have seen a flower type ceremony, where close family members and close friends are given flowers and they go up and add their flower to a huge vase. I really like this idea, has anyone ever seen or heard of this? Fiance aunt did this a few years ago, but I just would like information about it or how do you choose who to give flowers to. I don’t want some people to feel left out or people to be confused. Thanks for the advice in advance!
Post # 3
I have never heard of the flower ceremony but I do like the idea of a sand ceremony. Have you seen the sand ceremony frames that are engraved? I saw them on etsy via facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Say-Anything-Design/103329916375961#!/pages/Say-Anything-Design/103329916375961?sk=app_169505045786
If you want to include family you could get a different color sand for them and have them pour a little into the frame.
Post # 4
There are pros and cons to any unity ceremony. Some like the idea of having the candle and sand as keepsakes. Some just like the idea of having family take part in the ceremony and don’t want a keepsake.
I think you just have to think about what is more you!
If you want a keepsake and want your family involved, you can have family members pour your sand into a vase, one by one – his family do the same in a separate vase – then you each take what your family has poured and mix it together in one larger vase to symbolize uniting your families.
Ultimately its your wedding day and it should represent you!
Although, I love the idea of flowers & you can use fake so they do last forever! Very unique! 🙂
Good luck and have a beautiful wedding!