If you like the idea of a unity candle but would prefer to go a different route on your wedding day, review the following ideas. Unity candles are frequently utilized for weddings that blend two families into one big unit, though they also work well for previously-unmarried couples starting their lives together.
Consider any of the following ideas:
Cord Of Three Strands
The Cord of Three Strands, also known as God's Knot, uses three strands of twine or similar material to create a braid. In traditional ceremonies of this kind, the bride and groom braid the strands to symbolize their union with each other and God. The braid is often displayed in the home of the newly-married couple as a reminder of their love and devotion.
Love Letter Ceremony
This ceremony involves the couple writing love letters to each other and locking them in a special box, usually with two wine glasses and a bottle of vino. The couple opens the box on their 5th or 10th wedding anniversary to read the special words and share happy memories.
Tree planting requires the happy couple to plant a sapling in a special pot that is blessed by the pastor or officient. They take the little tree home and find a place for it in their yard so it can grow and flourish as the relationship does.
The wine ceremony is another great unity candle alternative. A bottle of wine is blessed by the pastor or officient, who uncorks the bottle. Wine is poured into one or two glasses, after which the couple take a sip. As the couple sips the wine the offiicent says how "good wine is like a good marriage" in that the best grapes are those that enjoy nurturing and have time to grow.
Do any of these unity candle alternatives inspire you?
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