(Closed) What traditions did YOU incorporate into your wedding ceremony?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m Filipino and so I’m incorporating my own culture; we’re doing the coins, candle, veil and cord ritual during the vows. The groom passes coins into my hand symbolizing he will take care of me, a couple will light candles symbolizing enlightenment, a veil and cord will be wrapped arouns us signifying we are bound together for life.

During the reception, I’m going to have a string quartet play and an opera singer because I love classical music

 I’m having my niece sing a song Ave Maria during the ceremony it’ll make it more special

For our first dance we’ll do a slow song then break out into a fast song  and make it funny, and do hip hop or some kind of more modern dance, it’ll be hilarious

Then I’m doing the money dance where the groom dances with all the women the bride dances with all the men and they pin money, American people say it’s tacky, but its our tradition and I’m keeping darn it



Post # 4
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

We’re doing a chocolate ceremony!! It’s not any sort of tradition, but I wanted something in my wedding and unity candle just seemed meh to me. I was going to have it only because my mom wanted it, but then our officiant brought up that since it’s outdoors, the candle could possible be blown out (probably something that many excited brides overlook, as I did… lol). So, she suggested a chocolate ceremony! It’s just sooo unique, imo (at least I havent found anything on google about them, or seen anyone else have one). Our officiant will talk about how life really is like a box of chocolates and that sometimes moments in life are sweet, others bitter sweet, but that my fiance and i are vowing to experience them together with each other, etc, and then we feed each other a piece of chocolate. Then, because I wanted incorporate my guests since it’s not a huge wedding, they too will take a piece of chocolate each and eat one after the officiant says a few words. If you want me to send you a copy of that part of our ceremony for exact wording, let me know and I’ll message it to you 🙂

Post # 7
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

heh, I can’t stand wine so I’m not sure if I could bring it into the ceremony :p I don’t even like chocolate, but at least I don’t have the urge to spit it out as soon as it touches my tounge :p It does sound cute though! I really loved the idea of this ceremony when the officiant mentioned it, and it’s been one of the few things that the Fiance has liked too! I almost cut it out because I was afraid my ceremony would be too long, but since the Fiance liked it, I kept it! He’s asked for very, very little out of this wedding so if I get even a "that sounds ok" instead of an "I don’t care" I know it means he likes the idea at least a little lol.

Post # 8
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

One of the bees did a wine and chocolate ceremony. That was the first I had heard about it. We’re not doing anything too themey like that, but our daughter is going to read the same passage from 1 Corinthians that has been read at each family wedding in the past. That’s tradition I guess.

Post # 9
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We just did a handfasting.  My late friend mark is the reason I met my husband, and he was pagan, so I thought the handfasting was a nice touch. 

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