Dawn
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Alternative Unity Candle Ceremony

Dawn, on March 16, 2020 at 4:09 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 16
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My FH and I are not religious and our children are grown. I want something other then unity candle or sand. Throw your suggestions my way!!! Thanks!!

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Latest activity by Victoria, on April 13, 2020 at 6:39 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    Some people use a unity knot or rope
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    What about glass? It's like sand but then after the wedding you send the pieces of glass to be made into a piece such as a vase that you can have in your home.

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    My husband and I did this through unityinglass.com !

    We sent our glass shards back a few weeks ago and can't wait for it to come back in. Highly recommend it so far, but I definitely plan on making a post on here about it once we get it back Smiley smile

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Oh what did you pick for your glass pieces to be turned into? We are doing a glass ceremony too, but through a seller on Etsy.

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    We chose the Unity Wedding Sculpture with 5 different colors. They said we can expect it back within 6-7 weeks, but possibly sooner!


    Alternative Unity Candle Ceremony 1


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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Oh that's so cool!

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  • Dawn
    Dedicated May 2021
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    I’ve looked at those and love them! I just can’t see paying $500 for it! I’d love to find a cheaper alternative. But they sure are beautiful!
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  • Jyl
    Savvy June 2020
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    We are doing a ring warming...everyone warming your rings with love good wishes and prayers for our future.
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  • Dawn
    Dedicated May 2021
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    We are having a very small ceremony so that would be doable. But, we will be in the sand at the beach. If someone drops a ring, we might not find it. Smiley sad
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  • Msalberts
    Master October 2021
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    We're doing the same, by having our guests pass the rings and set an intention.

    Also Dawn, place the rings in a bag so that they're not directly passing them. I've seen this done and it worked really well with a lot of guests.


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  • Msalberts
    Master October 2021
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    I've also seen where a couple had a plant/tree such as a bonsai tree and they both watered the tree. You could also each bring soil from a place that is special to each of you for the plant.

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  • Dawn
    Dedicated May 2021
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    The bag is a great idea!!
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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
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    Handfasting? Wine exchange? At weddings I have attended, the vows were considered the unity element without anything else. You can do anything really.

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  • Victoria
    Savvy August 2021
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    My FH and I are having a blank white canvas with our last initial and date taped off. Then we’ll pour two different colors of paint (from wedding colors) down the canvas and let it dry. Then we’ll remove the tape and hang the canvas and it’ll be our wedding colors around our last initial! Super cheap to make, priced it out at less than $10!!
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  • Dawn
    Dedicated May 2021
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    That is so unique, I love it! How’d you come up with that? Do you have pictures of what it should look like? What size paint will you pour?
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  • Victoria
    Savvy August 2021
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    I thought of it watching a crayon melt painting video. I don’t have any pictures of what it’d look like but we’ll probably pour 1-2 tubes of acrylic paint, about the amount of paint that’d fit in a can of soda. It really depends on the size canvas you choose.
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