“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24
There is nothing more beautiful in this world than the perfect church wedding. Your friends and family all had nice ceremonies and wonderful receptions.
There is just one problem. You’re tired of the same old unity ceremony all of your friends used.
You want something different. Something new. Something you and your significant other can look back on and give yourselves a triumphant smile because you know you absolutely nailed it.
Keep reading. We’ve got some great ideas.
This one has gotten fairly popular over the last few years. It’s perfect for a beach wedding or for a couple who loves being at the beach, met at the beach, etc…
This is also a cool way to bring children from previous endeavors into your new family.
How it works: Each member involved in the ceremony has a different colored sand. Said members, one at a time, place their respective sands into a new vessel to keep forever.
Why it works: Unity Sand represents your experiences and memories. Every passing second, minute, and hour. Ever heard of the sands of time?
It also represents the mingling of two fates. What is done cannot be undone. Imagine separating every green, blue, pink, and purple grain from these containers. Impossible, right?
“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:14
This is a similar ceremony and is great for any church wedding, inside or out.
How it works: Each member of the group will add a different colored water to a new vessel.
Why it works: This idea represents a similar feel to the sands, but it is a complete melting of fates. What was two or more is now one.
Pro tip: Play around with various colors to get the exact hue you want.
3. Plant a Tree
“11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. 12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” – Psalm 96:11-12
Nothing says new life like a plant. This is an awesome variation for people who love the outdoors, recycling and living a green lifestyle in general.
How it works: Each member of the party carries a small pot of dirt. The tree will be in a different pot. The members add dirt to the tree’s new home and then water it together.
Why it works: The plant represents two lives coming together as one and creating something beautiful from nothing. The marriage and new life grows and flowers just like the tree.
4. Last Piece of the Puzzle
Have a custom puzzle created or use a favorite puzzle.
How it works: Each member of the group will add a piece. The final member will create the finished puzzle.
Why it works: This represents the individuals coming together to form a whole. Not just that, it also symbolizes the feeling of being whole when you finally meet the right person.
“All of the pieces are coming together.”
5. What a Lovely Tea Party
What better way to celebrate a unity ceremony than over a steaming pot of tea?
How it works: Each member makes a pot of their favorite tea and then combines them. All parties involved drink and share this new blend.
Why it works: This is similar to the colored water idea. The difference is the creation is ingested. It says, “We’re now a part of each other forever.”
Pro tip: Blend your favorite teas in advance to not only make sure it tastes good but also to make sure the new blend is indeed better than the individual parts.
What do you think of our ideas? Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear from you.