When it comes to Unity Ceremonies there are endless possibilities! Apart from the traditional Unity Candle, we’ve compiled a few popular ideas we have seen our couples do.
A very popular one is a Sand Ceremony. We have seen this done multiple ways. The couple mixes their two sands together; the couple along with the officiant can mix three sands; or the two families can mix multiple sands together.
Tying the Knot
When tying the knot, most couples opt to use the fishermen’s knot. It’s the strongest knot, the rope will break before the knot comes undone and the knot only gets tighter with pressure, similar to a marriage where it should only get stronger when going through hard times.
Tying the couples hands together symbolizing a binding union. The cords used vary in type, color & length, whatever the couple desires!
The couple creates a cocktail together to symbolize the merging of their lives. It’s often featured as their special drink at their reception, too.
After the couple each has a piece of the bread, than they may share with their friends and family to symbolize their unity and future as a family.
This is a new, but very popular idea. Couples lock different mementos in the box to be opened up on a later anniversary. Items may include a bottle of wine, love letters, CD’s, pictures, and any other items that would bring back a smile.
This ceremony shows a physical commitment of service to your husband or wife. It’s a lovely way to show humility, devotion and complete surrender to your spouse.
Jumping the Broom
Jumping the Broom can symbolize many different things, but the main meaning of the ceremony is the old being “swept away”, and the welcoming of a new beginning!
Do you plan to use these during your special day? Or, did you? Share your story with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more inspiration on our Pinterest Boards.