How Will You Choose To Celebrate Your Unique & Special Wedding Day?
There are many ways to celebrate your decision to marry. All of the below situations have different meanings and would require rituals to express their unique intention. These rituals are some of the most commonly used ones in marriage ceremonies and help to add a unique and personal touch to your day.
Hand fasting ceremony
The unity candle:-
One of the most common ceremonies. The bride and groom each take a lit candle and simultaneously light the third larger *unity candle* they may blow out their individual lights, or leave them lit, symbolizing that they have not lost their individuality in their unity. Stores are now selling elaborate unity candle set ups, including candelabra that holds the central unity candle higher than the others. You may also have your unity candle personalized with your names and date, allowing it to be a keepsake from your wedding.
Variations: All guests are given a candle, and the first’s guests is lit. Guests pass the flame until all are lit, and then the brides and the groom together light their unity candle. This variation typically includes a proclamation that this ceremony represents the unity of friends and family supporting the couple in their marriage.
A simple unity ceremony where the bride and groom exchange roses,
Other variations: the families exchange roses, the bride and groom exchange roses with their families, the bride and groom exchange roses, then present their mothers with the roses.
The bride and groom each take a carafe of wine and pour it into a single glass, which they both drink from.
Please let me know if you would like more information on any of these rituals for you wedding day.
Today Groom and Bride wish to seal their marriage with a sand ceremony, creating an everlasting symbol for their home.
Example of Sand Ceremony:-
The wedding sand ceremony, or unity sand ceremony, is becoming ever more popular. It can replace the unity candle or be used after it in the wedding ceremony. In the original sand ceremonies, the bride and groom would toss handfuls of sand together into the wind. The grains were combined and unable to be separated, symbolizing unity and eternity. The sand ceremonies of today can be performed in a way that honors both of the families and then kept always as a treasured keepsake.
During the ceremony, the couple’s hands are tied together from the wrists with a selection of coloured ribbon or string that represents distinct meanings.