Unity Wish Lantern
You say your vows but then also share a more personal set of vows with each other without speaking them in front of everyone, getting super emotional, etc. You each write a “letter” on one side of the lantern that the other won’t see or read until that point in the ceremony. You read each other’s letter and light the lantern together. They can go either in the air or floated on water.
Lock & Key Ceremony
No one knows how or when this ancient Chinese custom began. Locking your love is the ancient custom of symbolically locking one’s love on a never-ending chain. You can forever lock your love with beloved. For those who wish to symbolize their enduring love. Each one locks their heart padlock to the other’s and slips the locks onto a chain or ribbon that creates a never ending circle. Then tie the keys to a separate ribbon and they can be tossed into a park, or buried. Thus uniting your love for eternity.
Chemistry-inspired Unity Set
Two chemicals that, when combined, change to a different color. Or combining chemicals that when combine change colors and bubble up.
Embrace this old European tradition. The Bride & Groom place their hands upon a stone while saying their wedding vows. Taken from the ancient Celtic custom of setting an oath in stone. Guests Oath Stones: Each of your guests can select a small smooth river stone to offer a blessing or wish over & then place in a container for the couple you’re your blessings & to display as a keepsake.
Christian Cord of Three Strands
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
The cord of three strands symbolizes the joining of one man, one woman, and God into a marriage relationship. Marriage takes three; you, you’re soon to be spouse, and God. It was God who taught us to love. By keeping Him at the center of your marriage, His love will continue to bind you together as one throughout your marriage.
Each member of the wedding party is given a sea shell to hold representing their unique individuality and their presence at the wedding. During the ceremony, the Officiant will ask each person to make a special silent blessing or wish over the shell after which the shells are collected into a decorative container symbolically joining family and friends, through the couple, into one.
Many cultures consider salt to be the purest of all natural substances. Salt has also been seen as a symbol of other elements of life, such as permanence, purity and good luck. In the Bible, salt is mentioned in the expression “covenant of salt” in reference to the substance’s binding nature. By pouring the two separate jars of salt together, the couple is totally mixing the grains. It would be impossible to ever distinguish the salt as coming from one person or the others again, much as their commitment to each other that can never be broken.
Feet Washing Ceremony
A beautiful idea for a wedding, a sign of being humble, thoughtful, and willing to serve. Have a beautiful pitcher with just a little water in it, a bowl, and a sponge. The bride and groom take their shoes off, placed the sponge in the bowl, poured the water on top of the sponge, lightly washed each other’s feet with the sponge, the dried their feet off with a towel, and placed their shoes back on once they are done.
The Unity Cross
The Unity Cross is a multi-piece sculpture that is assembled during the Unity Service of your Wedding Ceremony representing how the -Two become One. The Groom places the outer Cross in the beautiful wood base as the Pastor explains how God created man- Bold, Strong, the Defender of the Family yet how he is empty and incomplete without the woman. The Bride then places the more delicate cross inside of the Grooms cross as the Pastor explains how God created Woman- Delicate, multi-faceted, taking care of all of the little things that completes the man, and the -Two become One. The Bride and Groom then use the 3 golden pegs to lock the union (cross) together in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit as the pastor exclaims that: What God has brought together let no man take apart. Then the Unity Cross is taken home and displayed as a Daily Reminder of your Wedding Day and the Covenant that you both have made.