The wedding ceremony is loaded with special and extremely beautiful moments, since the time you and your partner meet put on the wedding dress and/or groom’s attire to officiate the way of life together. Among those moments, if you are religious, the rituals in the church stand out, especially the reading of passages from the Bible. In addition to choosing good wedding songs, some passages are romantic and can fit with the couple’s story. However, the Bible can be present not only at the ceremony but also at the party, which means that you can read or memorize a passage to compose the thanks to the guests present at the reception.
It is recommended to set aside time amid so many tasks and planning with adjustments to the invitations, among other details of decoration, buffet, band, place, souvenirs, flower arrangements, etc. Thus, the couple can calmly select the passages that best serve their desire and still guarantee a positive impact on those who will hear the words. We suggest in this article some religious readings that can be used to make the thanks more exciting.
The tasting of the wedding cake, the endless list of guests, the exciting moment of trying on the wedding dress: the wedding is a real marathon. But, in addition to all these details, the whole event has a single and great meaning: to celebrate the love and union of two people who wish to be together and publicly declare that feeling. Religious ceremonies are traditional and many couples insist on a classic bond, with a beautiful church decoration for the wedding, but many prefer an alternative ceremony, without religious mentions, and there are many types of rituals to say “yes”. We have separated some of these rites of passage for the couple, and you can even include them in a civil marriage, for example.
The first step is to find a celebrant with whom both the bride and groom identify, feeling empathy, since that person will be part of one of the most important days in the couple’s life, and with them, the two will share many personal details for who knows how to direct the ceremony. After choosing carefully who will guide the wedding, it is time to choose which of the rites will be performed.
The sands ceremony is one of the best known, and even in religious and civil weddings, some couples include this part, due to its symbolic meaning about life together. To be carried out, three jars are needed, preferably glass (and in the format that the bride and groom want), and sand of different colors, one color for the man and another for his bride. The ceremony takes place with each one depositing the sand content in the third jar, uniting the colors and thus uniting their lives in a way that can never be separated, just like the grains of sand. During this ritual, the couple can also exchange short love phrases to make the moment even more romantic.
Tree Ceremony (Plant)
For couples who have a free spirit and value contact with nature to the maximum, one of the most relevant alternative ceremonies – besides being beautiful and symbolic – is the planting of a tree together. It may be the seedling of your choice and, after “yes”, the two put the seed in a jar, cover it with soil, and water it together. Some couples even take the small plant, but with green branches, to have a more beautiful visual effect, and fix their roots in the soil. More ecological, impossible. And the idea can also go for different wedding favors, giving each guest a plan.