Unity ceremonies ideas that you can include in your wedding

Unity ceremony ideas that you can include in your wedding

Your wedding day is the one day that you get to live out your fantasies. All the things you dreamt of when you were young can come true on this special day.

A unity ceremony is not necessary if it is not what you want, but it might be an option that’s the perfect fit for you and your partner, whether you’re looking for something religious, historical, or sentimental.

What is a ‘unity ceremony’?

A unity ceremony is a symbolic ritual intertwined with the wedding ceremony.  They are meaningful rituals performed during your wedding to represent becoming a union.

Normally, a unity ceremony allows for other family members to participate as well, furthering its meaning and representation of two families joining together.

Light A Candle

This one is the most traditional and common option, so it’s perfect for couples who want something a bit more classic. Before the ceremony, three candles are placed on the altar: two taper candles and one large candle—the “unity candle”—in the middle. At the beginning of the ceremony, a member from each family – traditionally the mothers – lights one of the taper candles before you exchange vows.

Take A Shot

If you and your partner like taking the time to appreciate your drinks or want an excuse to calm the nerves in the middle of your ceremony, you could go straight for taking a shot of your favorite alcohol. This will have a deeper meaning for both of you.

Unity sand

This is a ceremony that is best when the whole family does it. The idea behind the sand ceremony is that, when poured together, the grains of sand will blend, and they are not easily separated from one another. You can use coloured sand, or sand from meaningful locations.

Love letters

The most sentimental ceremony hands down, is the love letters. The couple would have written love letters to each other, they take these and lock them in a box with a bottle of wine and some wine glasses.

They are only allowed to open the box on their first anniversary, share the wine, and read the letters you wrote for each other.

Jumping the broom

In this old wedding ceremony tradition, the couple hast heir hands bound together before they jump over the broom, which signifies leaving their single lives behind and jumping into their new married future together.

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