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Options To Consider When Celebrating A Unity Ceremony

bride and groom (free clip art)

bride and groom (free clip art)

The unity ceremony is something that symbolizes the joining of two individual bodies into one. This could be solely the bride and groom into one flesh, or could go even further and represent the families of each party involved joining into one big supportive family of the newly married couple.

A unity ceremony can be performed in multiple ways. A candle unity ceremony uses two tall tapered candles to represent the individuals. These candles are usually lit by the mothers of the bride and groom. The bride and groom then each take their respective candle and light a pillar candle known as the unity candle. The unity candle can be decorated with an inscription or monogram. It can also have a picture of the bridge and groom. Some couples keep their unity candles and relight them each year on their anniversaries.

The other way to perform a unity ceremony is to use sand. Instead of tapered candles the bride and groom use colored sand from individual containers. They pour the sand into one vessel that represents the union of the two into one body. Some couples elect to use classic black and white sand while others opt for colors that reflect the colors of the wedding theme. Often times a different color of sand will be used for each member of the family and everyone will pour sand into the vessel, this is especially true for unions involving children.

No matter which unity ceremony you decide to go with you can be sure to find candles or sand that will fit your wedding theme.

Personalized Wedding Flutes

wedding flutes (free clip art)

wedding flutes (free clip art)

Imagine it’s your big day and you are sitting at your reception with your new husband or wife and are simply glowing with happiness. Your best man or maid of honor gets up to give his or her toast to you. Now, picture in your and your significant other’s hands the most beautiful wedding flutes.

On these wedding flutes are the initials of the bride and groom etched carefully into the glass or crystal. The stems are made of elegant silver or gold depending on your colors and taste. At the bottom of the wedding flutes beautiful scroll work has been engraved to match all of your decor. These aren’t just glasses that everyone will use but something special and worthy of display. Don’t these wedding flutes sound much more appealing than your average plain champagne flute?

You can have personalized wedding flutes like this at your wedding too. Maybe you’d like a flute design in which both glasses interlock. Perhaps flutes that contain only a single base for both glasses to sit or rest into is more your style. There are special commemorative wedding flutes to fit every wedding theme from simple and elegant to modern and extreme. There is something for everyone.

Wedding Favors For Every Style and Budget

Wedding favors are little tokens of appreciation that you send home with your guests as a thank you for supporting you in your new marriage. Wedding favors can be personalized, functional, affordable, and even consumable. The favors you chose can enhance your wedding theme and style and give everyone a lasting memory of what fun they had at your wedding.

I personally enjoy practical wedding favors. It’s nice when some one gives me something that I will be able to use over and over again. I would try to select something that would work for both men and women so no one feels left out. Or, I bet you could go with two different favor options, one for all of the men and then a different selection for the woman. Maybe you could get the men a nice key ring and the woman a fancy candle.

Favors don’t have to cost a lot of money. You can get little favor bags or boxes and fill them with your favorite tasty treat and place a personalized sticker on it and you have an easy and inexpensive wedding favor. It’s good to note that usually when you buy more of something you can probably get it for a smaller price per unit. This is especially helpful when you have a large number of guests and you want to offer something to everyone.

Capture Special Moments With Disposable Wedding Cameras

You are sure to busy and caught up with many things on your special day. We’ve all heard there are three sides to every story. How about having a chance to see your whole event from someone else’s perspective? A great way not to miss out on all of the exciting moments of your big day is to pass out disposable wedding cameras at your wedding or reception.

You could give a camera to each guest or maybe set a few out at each table at the wedding reception. Your friend and family are sure to capture moments that you might have never had a chance to see had you not given them all camera to use. It could even be fun to give some camera to the children in attendance. They always seem to find things that adults miss.

Disposable wedding cameras come in a variety of styles from your standard plain to others than can compliment the decor of your wedding reception. You don’t  have to limit them to use solely at your reception either. How about sharing them at other important events along the way, like the bachelor or bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner, or even the bridal shower.

At the end of the events leave a collection basket to collect all of the cameras. Then, drop them off at your local developers and wait to see all of the exciting images your friends and family caught on film.

Make An Impression With Unique Wedding Favors

It’s easy to make a lasting impression on your guests by giving them unique wedding favors. Guests will remember the favors you give to them especially when they are exciting and personalized. You can make your wedding favors unique by having them personalized. Most favors can be personalized now days to match your theme.

Maybe give your guests something totally unexpected. For example, try giving them a personalized calculator. I know I am always in need of a calculator. I’d love to have a simple and elegant calculator that I can pull out or put in my purse to use whenever I need it. That’s a favor that I would truly appreciate.

Your favors don’t have to be expensive either. There are plenty of low-cost options to chose from. Favors don’t have to be expensive to make an impression. Just because something doesn’t cost much doesn’t mean it’s quality is lacking. You’ll be surprised what you can put together for your guests without breaking the bank.

Remember that you can use your wedding favors to add to the decor of your event. Unique little lanterns could really set the mood at an outdoor beach wedding. Everyone will be sure to remember them and be excited to learnt hat they get to take them home.