Salt Covenant - Unity Candle Alternative
I saw this on Offbeat Bride today and really want to do it now - I thought it was awesome and so symbolic. They have one for a unity candle, one for a gift, and one for a mixed family.


http://offbeatbride.com/2010/06/salt-ceremony-wedding-gift


~~~~~The Story of the Salt Covenant~~~~~~

The Salt Covenant
During ancient times, agreements and promises were sealed by a salt covenant. Each person would take a pinch of salt from their pouch and place it in the pouch of the other. This agreement could not be broken unless an individual could retrieve their own grains of salt. But this, of course, is impossible.

This raku-fired salt egg has been especially made for you to create a salt covenant with your spouse in the beginning of your new life together.

Both spouses should take a bag of salt and combine the the two bags inside the egg.This a bond that can not be broken... as is a symbol of an unbreakable promise of love.



Krystal
Married: 2+ years ago
Posted On: Jun 11, 2010 at 8:16 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Krystal
Married: 2+ years ago
Jun 11, 2010 at 8:18 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
~~~~~Includes:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Raku Salt Egg with names of bride and groom & their wedding date
1 informational card about Salt Covenants (printed on recycled press sheets)
1 spoon (purchased from local GoodWill, cut and ground down)
2 bags of labeled salt (Husband & Wife) made from recycled table cloths
1 Informational card about Raku (printed on recycled press sheets)
1 Fabric Gift Bag Made from recycled table cloths
(Brown Bag is for Pick-Up Orders Only)

~~~~~Why do you need salt in your marriage?~~~~~~

Salt is a good preservative. It will help you remember that your love for one another should be preserved for all time.

Salt adds flavor. We all need a little spice in our lives.

Salt melts ice. When your heart begins to grow cold you can melt one another again.

Salt is easily dissolved. You can remember to dissolve your issues and learn to work together.

Now use this salt in your cooking until it's gone, and then each time it needs refilled, refill it together. It is a wonderful way to remember what your marriage is about.

Why an egg? The egg shape symbolizes the full cycle of life, and therefore encompasses all that you will enjoy, create, and love with in your life together.

Married: 2+ years ago
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Jun 11, 2010 at 8:29 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
thats a really good idea

Married: 10/10/2010
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Jun 11, 2010 at 10:51 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We are doing a salt covenant. Except we arent going to use the salt (at least not right now) Im planning on sealing our salt until we get our own place.
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