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Examples of Symbolic Acts and Wedding Rituals

We can include any symbolic act in your wedding ceremony, or you can have more than one. Having more than one can be a good idea if you want to involve children or give an important role to other members of your family and friends. Here are some of my favourites, but you can even make up one of your own!

  • Exchange of rings 

  • Warming of rings

  • Hand fasting

  • Sand mixing

  • Tree planting

  • Cake cutting ceremony

  • Ring warming ceremony

  • Flower ceremony

  • Seven blessings

  • Oath stones

  • Drinking from a loving cup

  • Signing a certificate

  • Lighting a unity candle

  • Lighting a remembrance candle

  • Jumping the broom

  • Glass smashing

  • Exchange of garlands

  • Exchange of other gift

 

 

Symbolic acts usually provide an additional opportunity to say heartfelt words and promises to each other, to cement your unification as a couple with all your guests as witnesses. They can be incredibly beautiful moments and are often very visual as

well as emotionally rewarding. 

Together we can work out what's best for you and build it into your unique wedding ceremony.