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« on: June 28, 2007 05:47:47 PM »

Here's the deal. I love the idea of a unity ceremony, but I can't find anything that works. If anyone has any ideas, please help. I guess really the only thing important to know is that it will be a semi-Lutheran, outdoor ceremony. And here are the unity ceremonies we have booted so far.

Unity candle; can't have flames
Sand or salt ceremony; fiance hated them both, and I wasn't really enthusiastic.

Any ideas at this point would be great. Something you'rve heard of, something you've made up, whatever. I just want to do SOMETHING. Thank you to anyone who can help.

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007 06:39:30 PM »

What about water???

At our wedding, we had a rose in the back of the church for each family member and had them bring one to the front and place it in a vase as a way of symbolizing the coming together of two families, not just 2 people. We used roses, but you could use any flower.


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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007 08:18:52 PM »

I've also heard of people collecting their bouquet from members as they came up the aisle. Your husband could then tie it with a ribbon when you got it all together at the alter as a symbol of tying everyone together.

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007 09:32:59 PM »

I think the water and sand ceremonies work best when they reflect your homes (rather than just random colored sand). Could you bottle some water from a lake, river, well or beach in your hometown and have him do the same. Then combine the waters into a shared vessel?

Or do the same with soil from your hometowns. Soil from your parent's yard plus soil from his parent's yard...and when combined, the soil represents a fertile ground from which your marriage will grow.

Since I'm from an Atlantic Ocean beach town and my fiance's from a Pacific Ocean beach town, we're combining the sands of the two coasts in our unity ceremony.

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007 10:28:05 AM »

I like the soil idea. You could have everyone bring soil from their home and plant something in it.
You can also have a Scandinavian tradition and saw a log together!

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007 09:26:44 AM »

What about a unity knot? Sort of a new take on the old handfasting thing- you could have two cords or ribbons or something, and you could tie it together in some fancy way- mabey look to those olf freindship bracelets? Then you could probabaly find something cool to do with the finished product at the end.
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