Unique Unity Ceremonies

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The unity ceremony is a visual representation of the love that a couple promises to share, the happiness they will nurture, and the families of both the bride and groom joining together.  The unity candle is one of the more traditional options incorporated into weddings; however, couples continue to elaborate on the orthodox customs of past to create their very own unique and personal unity ceremonies.

unique wedding unity ceremony ideas

  1. The idea of joining sand is a sweet idea for a coastal wedding.  Sand ceremonies can include colored sand or even sand from shores significant to the bride and groom.
  2. Though a little more customary, plenty of couples enjoy the unity candle ceremony.  There are numerous ways you can customize this tradition to better reflect your own personalities, such as using handmade candles or incorporating decorations around or within the candle holder.
  3. Planting a tree (or flowers even) is such a great idea for a fun and “green” couple.  The sentiment behind it growing as your relationship does is pretty sweet.
  4. Similar to a sand ceremony, one couple combined birdseed into a feeder.  I love this one (along with the other gorgeous photos from this wedding).  The same idea can be carried out with coffee beans, rice, marbles, or whatever is personal to you.
  5. How sweet it is… honey!  I also really like this one — during the ceremony the couple tastes of the honey and then saves it to have as a reminder of how sweet their life together will be.
  6. A stone ceremony combines well wishes of all loved ones in attendance for the happy couple to keep as small reminders of the love and support they have from friends and family.
  7. There are a couple of variations of wine ceremonies, either of which would compliment a vineyard wedding perfectly.  One method involves the couple pouring different wines into one glass to drink from, while the other involves adding love notes to a box complete with wine to be saved for the first anniversary.

Do you plan to have a unity ceremony in your wedding?  What will it be?

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