A unity ceremony is a great way to spruce up your wedding proceedings. With a spiritual ceremony, there are so many ways in which you can be creative and have fun while at it, leaving a lasting impression with your guests. While the unity candle ceremony is a great idea, here are few other alternatives that you should think about.
Wine box ceremony
The wine box ceremony suffices as a way of blending your two lives together. Basically, the couple can choose to share a blend of two different wine brands, one picked by each. The remaining wine can be sealed in a box together with other memorabalia, and later enjoyed in life when the couple marks their first or even second year anniversaries.
Hand fastening ceremony
The binding of hands dates back centuries ago but it is slowly making a comeback into modern day weddings. The couple’s hands are fastened together in ribbons of different colours as a symbol of togetherness and the joining of man and wife.
Jumping the broom
Jumping the broom is an old tradition among black American folk that has become increasingly popular, especially after the film, ‘Jumping the broom’ The tradition involved the couple jumping a decorated broom to symbolize that they are leaving behind their past life and all and coming together to start a new life. At the end of the ceremony, it also represents the joining of two families into one.
Tree planting ceremony
How about planting a tree to represent a new life on your wedding day? The couple usually does this together, putting in all the nutrients as well as watering the tree. The groom and bride are responsible for nurturing the tree and ensuring that the tree and most importantly, the relationship stays alive.
Like the unity sand ceremony, the water ceremony involves mixing coloured waters into one vase. The couple should however have experimented with the water to ensure that the colour of the blend is something that you like.
Love letter ceremony
Imagine reading love letters to each other on your wedding day and reading them on your first or second year anniversary? This romantic gesture on your wedding day signifies that your union is built on love and will last forever. Love letters sealed on your wedding day can be concealed in a box and read out on a future anniversary date. The couple can choose to continue with the tradition by sealing letters on their anniversary to open them on a future anniversary date.