Types of Unity Ceremonies
1. Unity Candle Ceremony
The unity candle ceremony is one of the most popular types of unity ceremonies. In this ceremony, the couple lights a single candle together from two separate candles, representing the union of two individuals into one. The lit candle also represents the light of their love that will shine brightly in their married life.
2. Sand Ceremony
The sand ceremony is another type of unity ceremony that involves pouring sand from two different containers into a single container. The different colors of the sand symbolize the different aspects of the couple’s lives that they are bringing together. The combined sand represents the strength and unity of the couple’s relationship.
3. Wine Box Ceremony
In the wine box ceremony, the couple places a bottle of wine and love letters to each other in a box, which they will open on their first wedding anniversary. The wine symbolizes the sweetness of their love, while the love letters represent their commitment to each other.
4. Handfasting Ceremony
The handfasting ceremony is an ancient Celtic ritual in which the couple’s hands are bound together with a ribbon or cord, symbolizing their commitment and unity. The ribbon represents the couple’s bond and the strength of their love.
5. Unity Glass Ceremony
The unity glass ceremony is a modern take on the traditional unity candle ceremony. In this ceremony, the couple pours two different colors of glass crystals into a single container. The different colors represent the individuality of the couple, while the combined glass represents the unification of their love. After the wedding, the glass can be displayed as a reminder of the couple’s commitment to each other.