No longer our couples having a unity candle ceremony apart of their wedding ceremony! Looking for some great alternatives to having a unity candle ceremony? Are you looking for a unity ceremony with more personalized to you and your soulmates day?
Reverse Unity Candle
Traditional Unity Candle Ceremony with a twist, the reverse involves all your guest. After the bride and groom light the central unity candle, they continue down into pews to begin lighting the candle of the maid of honor and best man, who then keep passing flame one by one until every candle in the crowd is aglow. This primarily works for evening weddings or dimly lit venues where it will have the most impact.
Yes. Unity Sand Ceremonies are properly the most popular alternative to the traditional unity candle ceremony. Please if you’re getting hitched at the beach or outdoors, you will have no worries about a flame flickering or going out. Unity Sand has many different options. The most common are the bride and groom each have their own color of sand in which they poured together to represent the blending of their two lives. If you have children from the previous relationship, you can give each child their own color as well and pour altogether. Furthermore, if you are religious, you can even have the officiant choose a color, or choose the color White to represent God and remind not only yourself but your spouse that God is in your marriage.
Unity Cross Ceremony
The outer cross represents the man, the inner cross the woman, and the three pins represent the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The two crosses fit together and held by the pins during the ceremony to represent the togetherness of marriage and strength through God.
This is a great unity ceremony for rustic and country brides. By creating your own brand to display in your home after the wedding.
Planting a Tree Ceremony
Unity Plant a Tree Ceremony is great for garden, summer, and spring weddings. A Tree Planting ceremony represents the strong roots of your marriage.
Blend your two lives together as one with a Unity Wine Ceremony. Like a good wine, a marriage will only ripen and grow stronger with age. Plus you can seal the same brand of wine along with a few mementos in the box to enjoy at a later anniversary.
Love Letter Ceremony
Looking for a more romantic concept, the Unity Love Letter Wine Ceremony involves the love birds to write letters to each other listing all the reasons why they fell in love. Then the letters are sealed and placed in a box with a bottle of wine and only to be opened at a set anniversary date or in times of hardship. After opening the box and reading the letters and toasting to your marriage, you write new letters to be sealed and opened later.
Handfasting or Binding of Hands Ceremony
Handfasting is a Celtic custom that dates back centuries and is a historical tradition that has become a modern wedding day custom. Handfasting involves wrapping different colored ribbons into the infinity shape during your wedding vows to representing the symbolic union, commitment of marriage, and binding to each other as equals.
Hand Washing Ceremony
Unity Hand Washing Ceremony is an act where the officiant pours water over the couple’s hands to purify them. This act washes away each other past wrongdoings, cleansing each other from their faults, then take each other’s hands to repeat their wedding vows.
Jumping the Broom
Broom Jumping a centuries-old African-American tradition that has become more popular. Broom Jumping involves a handmade natural bristled broom decorated with flowers, mementos, and ribbons. When the bride and groom jump over the broom this act of sweeping away any past wrongdoings and welcome their new chapter as husband and wife.
Make a Time Capsule Ceremony
Very similar to the love letters, the time capsule box is meant to be sealed and opened just like the love letter ceremony. However, instead of writing letters to each other, you ask your guest for some good wishes and place sentimental items from the time of your courtship.
Similar to the Unity Sand Ceremony, a Unity Salt Covenant is using two different Salts, that our poured into a salt egg that becomes a fixture in your kitchen and used daily. Furthermore, want to put your own twist on it by mixing pepper and salt.