If you are going to do a unity ceremony, make it personal!
Ah the good old debate, should you do a unity ceremony or not? To some couples it seems kitchy and overdone, it just doesn't make sense to them. Some couples love the idea of adding a little touch of something unique. Either way your right. Yep, you don't have to have one and...you can totally have one.
Here's my view on the subject of wedding cermeony unity ceremonies...IF you choose to have one, then make it personal. Do it in a way that when your guests see you do it, they go "oh, that's perfect, it's so them!"
Here's how to make your wedding unity ceremony personal. First, think about what the two of you have in common...do you like to drink wine or beer? Do you love nature and being outside? Are you foodies, hopeless romantics, artists or love your heritage?
Once you have that one thing in common or that you both love then look to build a unity ceremony around that idea. Here are some examples of twists on traditional wedding unity ceremonies:
Like beer or wine? Do a wine blending ceremony. Bonus-you get to have a drink mid ceremony!
If Nature is your thing, consider a tree planting ceremony where you use soil from both your family homes, you can even have your parents assist with "planting" the tree.
For the foodies out there you can do a chocolate sharing!
Hopeless romantics? Tie the knot...a lovers knot (this takes practice)
If your artistic consider doing a joint painting or blending of glass
If you love your heritage then start researching some of the traditions and let's talk on how to incorporate them in today's wedding ceremony.
The point here is this...there are options, don't just do a sand pouring unity ceremony because you think you should or you thing it's cool - make it personal bring sand from your favorite beaches, have a friend read a special poem during the pouring.
Lets work together to think outside the box and create the perfect wedding unity ceremony for you.