Looking for some sort of unity thing to do. Something that not everyone else is doing. After looking On Pinterest here is what I have found.
Hand fasting/ binding of hands trying the knot time capsule/ memory box love letter box (open after first fight) anniversary box, letters of why you got married and wine and then replace with new letter and new wine every year. A cord of three strands (a braid)
any my other ideas other than the candle, sand, and planting a tree.
My sister did something with mixing a red and a white wine together. If I remember correctly, they each had a glass and poured them both into a larger glass. Their officiant said something about each of them retaining their former attributes but mixing to form a new, unique combination that can't be separated back out into it's parts.
We are potting a plant. I think we are going to do basil because we don't want to plant a tree at our rental home. We will get 5 basil plants (we have 3 kids) and pot them all together into one large pot.
The cord of three strands does go back to the Bible so is religious. 🙂 We too are looking at noon religious unity ideas....I would love to do the glass one but so expensive so probably do a sand ceremony. Either in an hourglass or a glass block.
We are doing a sand ceremony bc once it’s mixed the sand can never really be completely separated, just like FH and I can never really be completely separate again. After everything we’ve been through together we will always be a part of each other.
My friends did a knot tying and they are to add a knot every year for each anniversary so I don't want to do this. I like the idea of the the letters and wine. That seems different. None of our friends have done the braid so I kind of am leaning towards that one since it can be displayed in our house.
I don't like the candle, sand, or tree. For me, the tree has to be a really slow grower and able to be in a pot for a long time haha, because eventually we would move to a bigger house so I wouldn't want to plant it in the ground on our property after the wedding.
basically you pass the wedding rings from person to person in the crowd and they silently place a blessing or prayer on the rings. By the time they get back to you, the idea is that they are warm and filled with love for you by all the people there. FH fell in love with it when we were looking for ideas, so a ring blessing is what we’ll do!
We are doing a non religous sand unity, but into an hour Glass. We both are into unique time pieces so that fits us very well. You can do a traditional unity style but put a twist on it that makes it unique to you two.
We aren't doing anything other than a ring exchange and vows. For us, all of the options were a bit cheesy and didn't feel natural to us. We tried something up with something that did make sense to use, but ultimately decided there really isn't a necessity for a unity ceremony.
But maybe you can come up with your own unique idea? Something that truly represents the two of you.
I am doing a ring warming ceremony- the rings get passed around (tied securely to a pillow/in a tulle bag for safety) among our family for them to imbue the rings with positive thoughts before we exchange them.
This is what we did. You can buy a set on Etsy that has 2 small carafes and one large cup. One had white (prosecco), one had red (sangria). We clinked them together and then we mixed them in the big cup and each took a drink. We found the wording on Officiant Eric .