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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…

Rose Ceremony (Non-Denominational)

Rose Ceremony

Non-Denominational Rose Ceremony This modern ritual incorporates one of the most beloved symbols of romantic love – the rose. A white one is used in honor of the wedding day. GROOM (handing bride the rose): ______________, take his rose as a symbol of my love. It began as a tiny bud and blossomed, just as…

Kola nuts (Nigerian Tradition)

Another gift giving tradition, this one originates in Nigeria In Africa, kola nuts represent healing; giving them to each other (often after the vows) is a symbol of the couple’s commitment to work out their differences and support each other through hard times.

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…

Various Interfaith and Nondenominational Vows

Here are a number of variations on non-denominational, interfaith, and civil vows.  These are a good start to build your ceremony around. 1. I promise, ________, before family and friends, to commit my love to you; to respect your individuality; to be with you through life’s changes; and to nurture and strengthen the love between…