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.
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.