Unity Ceremony Ideas

10 Unity Ceremony Ideas

The unity part of the wedding ceremony represents two individuals becoming one. For Musa and I, it was such a special time to pause in our ceremony and really reflect on the commitment we were making to one another. What used to be a traditional ritual of lighting candles has now evolved into many creative ways to symbolize two people and their families becoming one during a ceremony. Here are 10 unity ceremony ideas to think about for your wedding!

Lighting Candles

This tradition is so special and the most classic unity ritual. Typically the mothers of the bride will each light a candle. During the ceremony, the bride and groom will take those candles and light one candle together representing several generations of commitment into one marriage.

Sand

Sand ceremonies are one of the most popular unity rituals. The bride and groom will each have a color of sand and fill a picture frame, vase, or ornament mixing the sands colors together. This represents the blending of two individuals.

Hands

The hand’s ceremony is another unity idea. For this ceremony, the bride will hold the groom’s hands while the officiant talks about how your hands will hold you during your marriage. They couple switches while they look at each other’s hands and each of them will bring into their marriage.

Glass

The glass ceremony is very much like the sand ceremony, except with glass! Both the bride and groom pour glass into a container. However, the glass will, later on, be blown into a decorative piece representing the two binding together as one.

Unity Cross

This is the unity ceremony Musa and I did for our wedding! We ordered a unity cross and assembled it during the ceremony. The two crosses are locked together by the three pegs that represent the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This unique and beautiful sculpture can be displayed in your home as a lasting reminder of the covenant you made on your wedding day.

Plant A Tree

Planting a tree or a plant is another activity that can be done together. What starts out as a young plant will grow and be rooted. For some reason, I always think of How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and their love fern! It takes love to nurture a plant, but when given the plant will grow!

Cleanse With Water

A foot washing ceremony is another intimate ritual to be done. This was done at Jesus’s last supper when he washed all of his disciple’s feet. By washing your spouse’s feet (and visa versa) it symbolizes that you will serve your spouse unconditionally.

Create A Time Capsule

I love this one! I’ve seen couples write each other letters and lock them in a box to be opened in a year or even a few years! This is a fun way to remember how you felt on your wedding day and fun date night to do with your spouse years from your wedding day.

Family Prayer

This one always gets me. For this ceremony, the officiant will invite the immediate family of the bride and groom up to lay hands and pray over the couple. It is such a sweet moment shared with the support of the family.

Tying Cords

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12. This unity ritual involves braiding three strands of cord together. This can then be framed in your home.

October 4, 2018

Unity Ceremony Ideas

10 Unity Ceremony Ideas

The unity part of the wedding ceremony represents two individuals becoming one. For Musa and I, it was such a special time to pause in our ceremony and really reflect on the commitment we were making to one another. What used to be a traditional ritual of lighting candles has now evolved into many creative ways to symbolize two people and their families becoming one during a ceremony. Here are 10 unity ceremony ideas to think about for your wedding!

Lighting Candles

This tradition is so special and the most classic unity ritual. Typically the mothers of the bride will each light a candle. During the ceremony, the bride and groom will take those candles and light one candle together representing several generations of commitment into one marriage.

Sand

Sand ceremonies are one of the most popular unity rituals. The bride and groom will each have a color of sand and fill a picture frame, vase, or ornament mixing the sands colors together. This represents the blending of two individuals.

Hands

The hand’s ceremony is another unity idea. For this ceremony, the bride will hold the groom’s hands while the officiant talks about how your hands will hold you during your marriage. They couple switches while they look at each other’s hands and each of them will bring into their marriage.

Glass

The glass ceremony is very much like the sand ceremony, except with glass! Both the bride and groom pour glass into a container. However, the glass will, later on, be blown into a decorative piece representing the two binding together as one.

Unity Cross

This is the unity ceremony Musa and I did for our wedding! We ordered a unity cross and assembled it during the ceremony. The two crosses are locked together by the three pegs that represent the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This unique and beautiful sculpture can be displayed in your home as a lasting reminder of the covenant you made on your wedding day.

Plant A Tree

Planting a tree or a plant is another activity that can be done together. What starts out as a young plant will grow and be rooted. For some reason, I always think of How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and their love fern! It takes love to nurture a plant, but when given the plant will grow!

Cleanse With Water

A foot washing ceremony is another intimate ritual to be done. This was done at Jesus’s last supper when he washed all of his disciple’s feet. By washing your spouse’s feet (and visa versa) it symbolizes that you will serve your spouse unconditionally.

Create A Time Capsule

I love this one! I’ve seen couples write each other letters and lock them in a box to be opened in a year or even a few years! This is a fun way to remember how you felt on your wedding day and fun date night to do with your spouse years from your wedding day.

Family Prayer

This one always gets me. For this ceremony, the officiant will invite the immediate family of the bride and groom up to lay hands and pray over the couple. It is such a sweet moment shared with the support of the family.

Tying Cords

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12. This unity ritual involves braiding three strands of cord together. This can then be framed in your home.

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