(Closed) Your favorite wedding traditions/observances?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ive heard of passing the rings around before/during the ceremony to bless them by your guests and I think that is really specail!

The idea of a wine box ceremony is great to me too – Id love to see that in person!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PitBulLover: I’ve seen both of these at weddings. The wine box thing is neat but it felt like that part of the ceremony took forever (That was mostly the fault of the officiant, though, that guy just wouldn’t shut up!). I also heard from the bride after the fact, and I didn’t even think of this, the wine needs to be kept somewhere cool, like a cellar, but obviously they want the box on display… so they ended up needing to take the wine out of the box right away to store it properly.

I think I liked the passing of the rings better. I’m just trying to remember what the bride and groom were doing during all of this. I feel like they were just standing up there, being awkward.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@iheartnerds: I thought the passing of the rings happens while the rest of the ceremony is taking place so that by the time they are ready to do the exchanging of the rings the rings are already back up at the altar?

 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Melini: Actually, the jumping of the broom was originally a Celtic/Pagan tradition.

I think the passing of the rings or “ring warming” is really cool.

We did a handfasting ceremony.

Ive also seen a couplr weddings where the guests lined up down the aisle with flowers. The bride didnt have a bouquet and walked down the aisle taking flowers from all the guests and then bundled them into a bouquet. I thought it was a really sweet idea.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PitBulLover: I think you’re right, I just couldn’t remember.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Melini: I’m not sure what’s standard for the wine box ceremony, but at the wedding I attended, the couple put a bottle of wine, a pair of glasses and love letters to each other in a box, locked it, and gave the key to the best man. The idea is that they will open the box either on their tenth (I think) anniversary, or if they get to a really rough point and begin to doubt their marriage. Then they open the box, read each other’s letters, sip some wine and remember why they were married in the first place.

@PitBulLover: I was clearly too into the whole passing of the rings to really notice the goings on of the ceremony. I was just watching it, like, “when’s it gonna get to me?!”  🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have never heard of the passing the ring thing.. and I would honestly not be comfortable with that. What if someone drops it or loses it..?
I know alot of ppl think its old fashioned but I like when brides wear a veil that covers their face and their HUsband has to life the veil off to kiss her… I love that and will be doing that.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I love the idea about the flowers!!  How special to pick flowers from your guests as your bouquet?  Really like that one!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I like the handfasting tradition.  So romantic and touching.

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