Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tying the Knot: Options for Unity Ceremony

J and I are chugging along when it comes to wedding planning. Crossing at least a few things off the seemingly endless list each week. We are approaching our 4 month countdown mark and I cannot believe how fast the time is flying by.

This week, I've been doing a lot of thinking about our ceremony. Who are we reserving seats for? What song will I walk down the aisle to? What type of ceremony do we want? Do we want a family member or friend to do a reading or just leave it all up to our officiant? There is so much you can do to really personalize the ceremony that I have lots and lots to think about.

So here's where you come in.... J and I know we want to do a form of a "Unity Ceremony" as part but don't know what exactly we want to do. We both know we want something a little different but without going overboard. I could not imagine standing at the front of the room during our ceremony and sipping whiskey with my future-groom. That is just not our style. Here's a few options and I'd love to hear more suggestions about what you've done, seen done or would do!

Unity Sand: Two colors, one for the bride and one for the groom poured simultaneously into a pretty glass vase and later displayed in your home. It's taken off in recent years and seems like everyone is doing it.

Unity Candle: Individual candles for the bride and the groom (traditionally lit by their mothers) and then used to light a larger candle together. This is definitely the most traditional of what we'd consider.
Source: via Meg on Pinterest

Ring Warming: While the ceremony proceeds, the wedding bands of the bride and groom are pasted throughout the guests who are then able to give a silent wish/blessing/hope for the new couple before they exchange the rings. I've never seen this one done but am really liking the idea.

Source: via Jayme on Pinterest

What do you think? I have an idea in my head about what I like, what J likes and what I think our family/friends would like the best but it never hurts to get another set of opinions!


  1. In Cambodian tradition, there is something very similar to the ring passing blessing. We use a lit candle and it's passed along all the married couples three times to wish luck to the new couple. Only part of a Cambodian wedding I understood

  2. we did commununion with our wedding was awesome!



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