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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…

Honey Ceremony (Multifaith tradition)

Honey is a symbol of the sweetness in life. And so, with this dish of honey, we proclaim this day as a day of great joy and celebration – a day to remember – Your Day. We thank you, Allah [or substitute deity name], for creating this divine substance, and ask you to bless it,…

Breaking the Glass (Jewish)

Breaking the Glass is another Jewish tradition with great symbolism. Crushing a wineglass under the groom’s foot at the end of the ceremony is a Jewish tradition with many meanings. It’s a symbol of the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem; a representation of the fragility of relationships; and a reminder that marriage changes…