Tag Archive for marriage

Student & Military Discount

Discount, it’s the one thing that everyone looks for at this time, but do you ask?  There are a lot of people that offer discounts but they aren’t always advertised, you just have to ask for them.  And we are no different. Student Discount- We offer a student discount of 20% to all students. All…

Handfasting Vows

The couple have chosen to build upon the ancient tradition of handfasting.  To tie the knot, did not start out as an abstract term.  It is a phrase that grew from the act of unions being made by the joining of hands over a village anvil, in the fields, or a group of trees prior…

Happy Valentines Day

We hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day! For us this is our regular date night, you needn’t wait for just special occasions to plan romantic time together. So did He/She pop the question, if so congratulations! If not don’t stress out many people don’t want to be that predictable when proposing. If you are…

11 Traditional Religious Vows

Here are a collection of 11 Traditional Religious Vows 1. Basic Protestant Vows I_____ take thee, _______ , to be my wedded wife/husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part,…

Test the four Elements (Yoruba tradition)

Test the four Elements (Yoruba tradition) In a ritual adapted from a Yoruba tradition, the bride and groom taste four flavors that represent different emotions within a relationship: sour (lemon), bitter (vinegar), hot (cayenne), and sweet (honey). By tasting each of the flavors, the couple symbolically demonstrates that they will be able to get through…

Non-Denominational Sand Ceremony

Here a a collection of sand ceremonies.  Similar to a unity candle, the sand ceremony represents the joining of two lives into one.  This ceremony is especially well suited for summer weddings, lake weddings, and beach weddings. 1.       As the minister says the following wording, the couple alternately pours sand into the glass vessel to…

Meher (Muslim Tradition)

Included in the marriage contract is a meher, a formal statement specifying the monetary amount the groom will present to the bride. It is traditionally considered the bride’s security and guarantee of freedom within the marriage. There are two parts to the meher: a “prompt” due before the marriage is consummated, and a deferred amount,…

Libation Ceremony (African Tradition)

Libation is a traditional African ceremony in which water is poured on the ground in the four directions that the wind comes from in remembrance and honor of the couple’s ancestors, calling on them to be present to witness the marriage. Often a family elder does the honors, and guests respond o the blessing with…

Jumping the Broom (African-American Tradition)

An African tribal ritual had couples placing sticks on the ground to symbolize their home together. This may be the origin of the broom jumping tradition, which was popular among among African-American slaves (who could not have official wedding ceremonies); it may also symbolize the sweeping away of evil spirits. The couple holds the broom…

Ethical Humanist Vows

_________, will you receive _____ as your lawfully wedded wife/husband? Will you share your life with her/him, hold your love firm, and dutifully care for her/him in all the varying circumstances of your life?   ________, will you have _______ as your wife/husband, to live together in marriage? Will you love her/him, comfort her/him, and…