Another great question! We should definitely have more conversations around planning meaningful and memorable ceremonies.
Hm...the only thing unique unity thing I've seen is to have all the guests come forward and put their hand on another guest, so that everyone in the entire audience is connected to the bride and groom. I thought that was cool.
You could also do something with ribbon. Each guest could get two feet of ribbon and at the designated time, they could tie each end to someone else's ribbon to make a long line of ribbon. Then the group could form a circle with the ribbon and you and your partner could stand in the center. The ribbon would represent the support of friends and family that has no beginning and no end. Then, depending on your decorating taste, you could store the circle of ribbon in a glass vase in your home for years to come. (You could also ditch the ribbon and just have guests hold hands.)
I've read about guests blessing the rings as they get passed from person to person in the audience.
You could also have guests go around and share the one word they think is most important to maintaining a healthy and happy marriage (e.g., patience, love, understanding, caring, compassion, good sex, etc.).
I think that's all I've got for now. Ingenious readers, please share your ideas!
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