Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Unique Ceremony Ideas

Kathryn over at Snippet & Ink posed this question to her readers:

"What was the most memorable thing (good or bad) from a wedding you've attended?"

Reader Jesse wrote: I was at a wedding where the bride and groom exchanged gifts as part of the wedding ceremony. Neither one knew what the other was going to give. She gave him a box of letters that she had written him since they started dating. He gave her a flowerpot filled with soil from every place he had lived. She was barely able to keep from crying. What a sweet moment!

What a creative idea! I love when couples infuse new and interesting elements into their wedding ceremonies. It makes the whole experience more meaningful and memorable (and keeps your guests from secretly thinking, "God, I hope this is short.").

I thought about doing something similar during our ceremony but decided to go with a quilt-wrapping and tree-planting instead. I think I nixed the idea because my present ideas were too silly and they didn't seem to honor the sacredness of the moment.

For example, I wanted to make matching super-hero capes for Matt and me and present him with his during the wedding as a surprise present. I was going to explain that one of the reasons I wanted to marry him was because we make the world better together.

Anyway, I love this couple's ideas! And even if this trend catches on and everyone starts doing it, at least the gifts will be unique and interesting every time.


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1 comment:

Jeni from Kansas said...

This is a very darling idea. I have added it to the millions of ideas I already have for my wedding. Thank you for sharing!!

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