Ceremony Ideas for Unconventional Couples & for those who just like to do things a little differently.
THERE ARE MANY UNIQUE WAYS TO SAY ‘I DO’ – many ways.
DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELVES UNCONVENTIONAL?
DO YOU WANT YOUR GUESTS TO LEAVE YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY SAYING
‘OMG, THAT WAS JUST SO THEM’
CREATE A MEMORABLE CEREMONY THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER.
LET’S GET YOU SAYING ‘I DO’ IN A WAY THAT’S COMPLETELY YOU.
When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
– When Harry Met Sally
Wine-Making – in a very UNCONVENTIONAL way
We all love (well most of us!) wine and there is a FANTASTIC WAY TO SHARE THAT LOVE OF WINE IN YOUR CEREMONY.
A marriage is a union of two individual lives. Now we are all about being unique here. Let’s make a few notes here..
- Wine has long been associated with Romance & Celebration.
- Each one of us has our own favorite go-to wine.
- This is about unity, so mix it up.
- Combine your two favorite wines into one carafe (but please, test the combo first!)
- Drink to your past.
- Drink to your union.
- Drink to your future.
NOW, the elephant in the room…red wine on a white bridal gown.
JUST BE CAREFUL – that’s all there is to that.
Hand-Fasting – Embrace a unique & unconventional way to say ‘I do’ to the love of your life.
Handfasting is an ancient Celtic tradition dating back as far as 7000 B.C. When a couple made the commitment to marry, they had a Ceremony under a Priest who bound their hands in unity.
Use your imagination. BE TOTALLY UNCONVENTIONAL. For instance, why not let your florist get inventive and create a special handfasting garland. IT MAKES A GREAT BRIDAL TABLE DECORATION – just saying.
A TRADITIONAL HANDFASTING POEM
These are the hands of your Best Friend, young & strong, holding yours on your Wedding Day.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future and realise your dreams.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.
These are the hands that will wipe the tears from your eyes.
These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.
These are the hands that will give you the strength when you need it.
And lastly, these are the hands that, even when aged, will always be reaching for yours.
TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER
Bless our rings with happiness
Give your loved ones the opportunity to be an intimate part of your Ceremony. Pass your wedding bands around so that they bless them with love and heartfelt good wishes. Without a doubt, if I was invited to do that at a wedding, I would feel extremely honored. It would take an already unique Wedding Ceremony, to the next level.
I know, having a large guest list would make this impractical. However, the alternative is, for instance, is to just have immediate family and close friends take part in this in front of the rest of the Wedding guests.
Wedding bands are intimate & show the true significance of your union.
Jump the Broom BUT don’t trip over it.
Did you know? That in some African-American communities they have quite a unique & unconventional way to signify their union. Take a guess. Try and think of the craziest thing you can. Yes? Got some ideas? Did you think of this one?
A BROOM. YOU JUMP.
YES, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT. They jump the broom.
They would jump OVER the broom because back in the 1840’s & 50’s, those enslaved were often legally not allowed to marry so this served as a commitment ceremony.
PRETTY UP A BROOM – a brand new one though! No dusty old ones.
Why not give it a go…JUST DON’T TRIP OVER IT!
And don’t forget your furbaby family members.
There are special members of our families that deserve to be a HUGE part of your Wedding Day. And if you have a furbaby, I am guessing that they are a HUGE part of your life. Those who have such an important part in your lives should be an important part of your Ceremony. Above all, including your furbaby makes you a truly unconventional couple.
Love Letters for the rest of time.
Do you think Love Letters are romantic? Do you like writing them?
Come on, you can’t tell me you don’t enjoy a little corn, every now & again. And you know, a time capsule filled with momentos is as romantic as it gets. Share the romance with your loved ones and put a love letter to each other into a special box. And to make it next level, have available, a table with pens and little cards to write their messages of love.
A Circle Of Love for a unique & unconventional couple.
There is an old Quaker tradition, where the Bridal couple are surrounded during the ceremony by the guests. Who then share their thoughts & blessings for the couple. Have the seating in a circular pattern so that your loved ones became PART OF THE CEREMONY. I think that is quite unconventional, don’t you?
A Twist on the Traditional.
IT SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT YOU.
Cookies are nice but you don’t want that, do you? What you want is to CREATE a Wedding Ceremony that is so different, so unconventional, so unique that you KNOW that it’s yours only.
Leave your all your loved ones feeling the ‘feels’!
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In conclusion – LET’S GET YOU MARRIED IN A WAY THAT’S TOTALLY YOU!