Post # 1
Ok So of course I know what you do durng a wedding ceremony, but really, what do you do?
I am looking for unique things we could do, the unity candle is pretty and all, but I am looking for something different that people won’t have seen done before
Any suggestions at all? help me out =]
Post # 3
@ames12708: We did a ring warming ceremony at the beginning. We had our rings tied by a ribbon and they were passed around to each person. The officiant asked them to just send good thoughts our way while holding our rings (the more religious version asks for prayers). It was nice and different for our guests. We did have very few guests though so this may not work as well with a larger group.
Post # 4
I used Mrs. Apples’s Hand Ceremony, we found it rather profound for us.
Post # 5
We will have a hand blessing ceremony.
My brother did a wine love letter box ceremony. (Boxes were made by FW so it was very special)
My parents did a unity candle
My Future Sister-In-Law will be planting a tree with her FH. A little involved, but they are very earthy and it will be totally them
Post # 6
We did the wine box/love letter ceremony, and everyone loved it. My husband built the box and it’s currently sitting on our mantle.
Post # 7
Thanks for the suggestions the Hand ceremony was new to me and I really like that. I found one with a reading by the maid of honor, the bestman and the officiant. So I believe we will do that.
I am still looking for something symbolic that can be done quietly while a song plays.
I have ruled out the following just to save people time in posting
- sand ceremony
- salt ceremony
- foot washing
- wine ceremony
- bread breaking
- wine in the box
- garland or lei ceremony
- rose ceremony
- and anything that involves speaking during the ceremony
What I really love the idea of is a ring warming, but we are expecting about 100 guests and that just seems like it wouldn’t be possible with so many guests.
I am wanting to have each guest be given something (idk what help me with that) a token of some kind something symbolic as they arrive or have it at each seat.
Then at a certain point have it be said that they are to say a prayer or blessing for us with the token in hand (much like a ring warming)
And then have my two jr bridesmaids collecting the tokens.
I wanted to do something kind of wishing wellish, but IDK how that would work. I also considered having the token be flowers that could be collected in a vase, but that seems like it would get really pricey.
I also thought about having guests write a wish or blessing for us on a note card and then having them tie them to a balloon and having a balloon release after the ceremony but that does not really incorporate a silent time to play the song.
Post # 8
We are having a unity cross – actually, it’ll be here tomorrow – can’t wait! It is a two part cross – the outer “masculine” cross and the inner “feminine” cross, and they fit together. They are then locked with three brass pegs representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It fits us and our ceremony perfectly.
Post # 9
@nyscpa2be: that is a very beautiful idea
Post # 10
we are going to do a wine box and love letter ceremony, but instead of wine we will do tequila and margartia mix! So excited about it, I think its a great idea! Now we just need to get the box!