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Weddings and Renewal of Vows   

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Unity Ceremonies

Unique Unity Ceremonies

Unity rituals are a great way to add an extra layer of meaning to your wedding ceremony before exchanging rings and vows. From lighting candles to layering colors of sand, there's a wedding ceremony ritual to fit every couple's style.

I have listed below some unity ceremony options to proclaim your love in a traditional or non-traditional unity ceremony to make your wedding day uniquely "yours".

Did I miss any?  Please feel free to share with me any other unity ceremony ideas you have when you contact me.

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Hand Fasting

The hand-fasting unity ritual has become increasingly popular in recent years. Hand-fasting is a symbolic unity ritual in which a couple stand face to face as their hands are tied together - hence the phrase, tying the knot!. As your hands are bound, you can recite words that express your commitment to one another.

Hand-fasting rituals are associated with Pagan ceremonies, but are now often seen in secular, spiritual, and even some Christian ceremonies.



The blending of the sands is another beautiful ceremony. The pouring of two different colored sands together is used to symbolize the joining of the bride and groom or the joining of their families. Bringing sand from a place that is special to the couple, such as a beach, adds special meaning to the ceremony.

This is a very romantic wedding ceremony that has so many creative opportunities for you to make it unique and personal. In it you can include

your family as well.

Planting a sapling tree is perfect for the eco-friendly couple, and it's something that can grow along with your marriage. Take the sentiment to the next level by mixing soil from two different places that are meaningful to you. 

Perfect for smaller weddings, this take on a Quaker tradition involves inviting guests to form a circle together with the couple. They may also be asked to share their thoughts on the couple. (You can give them a heads up so they can prepare their thoughts ahead of time!)

We often think of a marriage as the joining of two people. In reality, marriage is often much more than that. It is also the coming together and merging of family and friends. When the couple have children, it is appropriate for the children to be included in the wedding ceremony. With children present, the wedding ceremony also becomes the proclamation of a new family or  a "family wedding."

One of the most popular flower unity ceremonies is the Rose Ceremony. Roses are a traditional symbol of love and are therefore perfect to feature in a wedding ceremony. The ceremony can also feature family members the couple wish to take part. 

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Gather Round

Tree Planting Ceremony

Rose (Flower) Ceremony

Blended Family Unity Ceremony

Unity Candle

Blending of the Sands

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