Post # 1
My Fiance and I sat down with our pastor yesterday to discuss our ceremony when I told him I wanted to do the wine box ceremony and gave a sheet paper that discussed the concept of it.
He said he LOVED it and thought it was highly creative. I told him I can’t take all the credit (thanks to the bee!) but suggested that we also incorporate the bible (which we plan on doing).
There are so many different unity traditions, which one do you plan on doing?
Post # 3
We are planting a sapling together
Post # 4
i would love to do a handfasting, but i doubt the priest would go for it. i’m asking anyway, but not holding my breath.
Post # 5
I’m not sure :-/ I can’t really think of anything besides the candle or sand. I do like the idea of the wine box and love letters and of course jumping the groom would be fit since Fiance is descendant from Romanian Gypsies.
Post # 6
We are not having a ceremony but we are going to light a candle together at the beginning of the reception. Almost everytime we have dinner together at home we light a candle and sometimes even when we are just watching a movie or tv show or surfing the net together so now since we always put one candle in the same place on a candle plate all the wax from the many many candles is all lupmed together and there are so many different colors its really beautiful and I was planning to see if I can get a wick stuck into it somehow and sure it as the unity candle since its kind of like a collection of all hte candles we have burned and all the memories we have made together as a couple. Am I too sappy?
Post # 7
We’re doing the unity candle and praying it’s not too windy outside! I did buy a vase thing for the big candle to sit inside to protect it but I’m not sure how well the candlesticks will hold up against the wind. We’ll do a test beforehand and if it doesn’t work we’ll just light them at the reception instead.
Obviously another closely related option regardless of wind would be the sand but I just don’t really know what I’d do with it afterwards.
Post # 8
We are doing a spice ceremony rather than a sand ceremony or candle etc. Here is what I have come up with for wording – any suggestions, changes, critiques are welcome –
[Pastor] BRIDE and GROOM you come here today from two different families. From these two families a new family will be created today. At this time, I would invite SON and your mothers to come forward.
These vials of spice represent some of the things that are important in a in a family.
[As PASTOR hands each person their vial he says]
BRIDE, salt to keep flavor in your lives
GROOM, pepper, to bring spice in your lives
SON, Sugar, to keep sweetness in your lives
BRIDE MOM, Paprika, to keep color in your lives
GROOM MOM, Chili Powder, to keep excitement in your lives.
[PASTOR} As you combine you your spices into the jar think about the importance of family and friends in your lives. This ceremony symbolizes the uniting of the two families into one, and serves a reminder that each of you should pour yourselves into this new family, and as you do so, it will become something better and fuller than it was before. You are no longer 2 separate families, but one united family. When you use this spice reflect on the importance of family and the bond you have created with your marriage.
THEN – as favors each guest will get a psice jar with our “Perfect Blend” spice rub 🙂
Post # 9
We did a ribbon ceremony — tied the knot, really. Just a ribbon around your hands that the officiant loops and then we each pulled one end of the ribbon to knot it.
Post # 10
I was planning on the candle, but now I’m thinking about the wine box idea. 🙂
Post # 11
We are doing sand. I loved that its something that could match color wise with the rest of our wedding, I love how you can get any colored sand that you want! and I love that its something that has a pretty vas etc. that we could display in our home after our wedding as a reminder of the love that we share and the vows that we made.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We are doing a handfasting and a ring warming ceremony. The handfasting honors Mr. LK’s Irish and Scottish heritage, which he is very proud of, and it’s not a Christian thing, which makes me super happy. The ring warming is perfect because we are having 35 guests, max, and the guest list is made of our most favorite people in the universe. Knowing that each of them will fill our rings with love and good wishes makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 🙂
Post # 13
We are doing a hand binding and blessing. It is my way to add a little something to the ceremony that is not religious. And it has roots in my Polish hertiage so the family will not object unlike a hand fasting.