Wondering how to word your vows and express your union? Relax and read on.
We have witnessed couples exchange vows in a variety of ways. We have also seen many interesting rituals that couples perform to symbolically unite them. Some choose to write their own vows while others simply pick from those provided. Wedding rituals can be personalized too. Here is a handy guide on 10 amazing wedding vows and rituals.
Your wedding vows are such an important part of your marriage. You can ask other married couples for tips on how to write your own vows or you can adapt the traditional ones to make them personal to you. Vows can be short and to the point. In Australia, certain words must be included in your vows to ensure your marriage is legal.
To make sure you do not miss any word, you can repeat your vows after your officiant or you can read them from a card. Writing down your vows is the preferred way of doing things but you can choose to memorize them if you want. However, if you decide to memorize your vows, just make sure you’ve given your officiant a copy so they can help along if you forget.
The symbol of sand is a popular wedding ritual for many weddings ceremonies, especially when the couple has children. Different colored sands are poured into a vessel, creating unique patterns which symbolize the coming together or blending of families.
A handfasting ceremony or tying the knot symbolizes the making of a promise or a covenant. Many versions of handfasting exist and you can create your own version.
The rose is a symbol of love and can be used by combining colors, such as white to represent your pure intentions and red to represent love.
Many versions of the wine ceremony are available, such as the one where you seal love letters to each other into a box with a bottle of wine to share later on or toasting each other with wine.
This is a ceremony where one partner drops coins into the other partner’s hands. This symbolizes the promise to help provide for each other. Your partner then drops the coins back into your hands, to symbolize the sharing of your earnings and wealth.
Here, the cord, which is in a figure of eight, is looped over the shoulders of the couple. This symbolizes infinity and unity.
Lighting a candle or candles is popular with couples today. In this ceremony, the bride and groom light the large candle together using the pre-lit small candles.
The guests are given cards to write their wishes and hopes for the couple’s future and they hang these on a tree.
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Here are the top 6 wedding trends that every bride intending on walking down the aisle in 2019 ought to know.
2018 had its fair share of weddings, with the highlight being the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle. And for brides hoping to get married in 2019, all eyes were on the dress. Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress did not disappoint. It featured an elegant open boat neckline, three-quarter sleeves, and a train of sizeable length. The dress has continued to inspire, and as you shop, there’ll be no shortage of similar dress trends on the market.
We for one are happy to see colorful floral bouquets trending once again. Recent wedding seasons have seen brides opting for muted colour palettes for both their bouquets and their main centrepieces. However, it seems colour is back in the game and it promises to be a really bright 2019 wedding season, indeed.
There has been a recent upsurge in couples looking for more eco-friendly décor and stationary options. A lot of couples looking to get married are making environmentally friendly decisions regarding their big day. This includes choosing wedding invitations made from recycled paper, opting for cutlery and paper plates that can be recycled, as well as for settling for less synthetic décor and more shrubbery and flowers.
Gone are the days when weddings were strictly a traditional affair. Today, people understand the concept of hosting a wedding their way. For this reason, we’ve seen more couples break away from the expected meal arrangement of having a traditional formal, sit-down meal. Hire a food truck! Serve your food buffet or cocktail style! Enjoy the freedom of throwing your wedding, the way you want it. Remember, your wedding, your rules.
Now you can have your cake and eat it too! If you’re going to splurge on one thing, you might as well make it the cake. In 2018 we saw a lot of interesting wedding cakes and desserts. One thing that was clear to see was that couples seemed to have no qualms about splurging on their cakes, and the bigger the better. The trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and will likely continue all throughout 2019.
We’ve all heard of flower walls, but have you heard of balloon walls? Balloon walls seem to be all the rage this wedding season, because of the numerous ways in which you can get creative with them. If you don’t want to simply float balloons into your reception hall, then consider getting fashioned into a monogram featuring you and your partner’s initials.
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