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Set the Date:When should you get married?

Congratulations! If you’re reading this it’s probably because you’ve recently gotten engaged and now the next decision, what day is best to get Married. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing your day.  Is there a time of year your family gets together regularly, are there dates or seasons your family will…

Unity Candle (Multiple Traditions)

This joining ritual is quite popular tradition at Catholic weddings, but its significance is universal: the joining of the couple as a new family, as well as the merging of their two original families. Usually the officiant will explain the unity candle’s meaning – the following is an example: _____ and _____, the two separate…

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…

Religious Ring Exchanges

A collection of Religious Ring Exchanges sorted by religion   1. Protestant/ Presbyterian In token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love, with this ring I thee wed, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 2. Lutheran I give you this ring as a…

A Basic Civil Ceremony W/ Ring Exchange

Civil Ceremony Vows   This is our most common ceremony for a simple wedding: Who gives this woman? Marriage is perhaps the greatest and most challenging adventure of human relationships. No ceremony can create your marriage; only you can do that – through love and patience’ through dedication and perseverance; Through tenderness and laughter; through…