Here are some popular rituals to express your love and compliment your vows.
1. Unity Candle
Unity candle is a common ritual where the bride and the groom each use a candle to light a larger candle that represents their union. A unique twist on this tradition, which will allow you to involve your guests, is to design a display where they can light a candle as they enter the ceremony. By the time everyone is done the room will be filled with the glow of candlelight and will make your walk down the aisle even more romantic and meaningful.
Handfasting is a tradition where the couple joins hands (right hand to right hand) and the priest or minister ties their hands with a ribbon. To add a personal touch use heirloom fabric and keep it as a reminder of your unity and commitment.
3. Tree Planting
If you choose to have your wedding at home then a tree planting is a thoughtful and meaningful touch for your ceremony. It is your wedding day, and you won’t want to spend time digging, so make sure that the tree is almost completely planted before the ceremony. Leave some soil on the side and as a couple place a bit of it on the top of the planting to represent you coming together as one. You can watch the tree grow with your marriage.
4. Blessing of Rings
Before you exchange rings, the bands can be passed among the guest (or only close family if you have a large wedding), so that they can share their wishes for your marriage. Once the rings are returned to the altar, they are ready to be exchanged with the love and support of your closest ones.