Wedding Rituals and Customs.
Wedding rituals have been with us since time immemorial. They are used to signify the love and affection a couple have for each other and the commitment they are about to make and they make a beautiful inclusion in any wedding ceremony.
Some couples prefer to include symbolic rituals that reflect their personalities, or represent them as a couple. In some instances rituals are included to add a cultural element to a ceremony. In others couples simply include a symbolic ritual for no other reason than they want to do something different during their ceremony. And why not?
The giving and receiving of wedding rings is the most common ritual in Australian weddings but there are endless options available. The following are some examples of popular rituals often included in modern wedding ceremonies. These can be done in addition to, or as an alternative to, the exchanging of wedding rings.
You may well have some ideas of your own for the inclusion of rituals that are significant to you and will make your ceremony even more special to you, your family and your friends. If you have, please get in touch and I will happily discuss them with you.
The candle ritual is a favourite with many couples because it is a simple ceremony that holds powerful visual symbolism.
The candle ritual involves the lighting of three candles; two taper candles representing the bride and groom and a third, larger, candle representing unity through the joining of two lives.
The larger candle can be re-lit on each anniversary of your wedding to commemorate your ceremony and to honour the love and commitment you continue to share.
The origins of this beautiful ritual are unclear but it is thought to have been started either by Hawaiians or Native Americans. Originally, a handful of sand would have been thrown it into the wind by the bride and groom. The grains of sand would become combined and impossible to separate, symbolising the joining of two lives and the inseparable nature of marriage.
The modern sand ritual retains all of the powerful visual symbolism of the original ceremony but it is performed somewhat differently. Today, the Bride and the Groom each pour separate containers of coloured sand into a beautiful commemorative vessel, to symbolise the blending of their lives together. This vessel then becomes a precious keepsake to be displayed in a special place in the home and serve as as a constant reminder of their union in marriage.
This ritual has its roots set deep in Celtic traditions of the Scots and the Welsh. Originally, the hands of the bride and groom were bound together with a rope, ribbon or cord. The wrapping and “tying of the knot” in the ribbon or cord forming an infinity symbol representing a oneness between the couple and symbolising the joining of their lives. It is also the origin of the expression, "tying the knot" that we still use to this day.
Today, hand-fasting rituals can either be designed with the entire ceremony centred around the binding of the hands or, as in most cases, as a simplified version that is used as an element within the wedding ceremony itself.
Rose (Flower) Ritual
There are many many variations of the rose ritual; it can be beautiful way to acknowledge the mothers of the couple or it can be used to symbolise a couples love for each other.
To acknowledge the mothers the Bride may present a single flower from her bouquet to her mother as she walks down the aisle and at the end of the wedding ceremony, on her way back down the aisle, she also hands her mother-in-law a flower from her bouquet. Alternatively, the Bride and Groom can each present a rose to their mothers early in the ceremony as a gesture of their love and gratitude.
When used to symbolise their love for each other, the Bride and Groom exchange a single rose before placing their roses together in central container as they declare their love with some special words.
The rose ritual is popular because it can be used to symbolise marriage in a modern way. It symbolises that marriage, whilst beautiful like a rose, can also be prickly and thorny. In exchanging roses, a couple are acknowledging that the good can come with the bad making and committing to face whatever comes together - hence the placing of the two roses together into the vase.
The Stone Ritual is a beautiful way of involving everyone in the ceremony. Each guest receives a blessing stone as they arrive; stones specially chosen as symbols of love, good wishes and heartfelt blessings for the couple and to serve as a lasting reminder of their presence at their wedding.
By holding the stones during the ceremony, the guests are given the opportunity to transfer their love and blessings for the couple to the stones. At the end of the ceremony the stones are either thrown into the sea to symbolise the couple’s unity or, placed into a commemorative container to be displayed as a significant memento of their special day.
Warming of the Rings Ritual
The most common and visible symbol of a couple’s commitment to each other comes in the exchange of wedding rings. Warming of the Rings is a beautiful ritual that involves everyone present in this spiritual moment.
The ritual begins with the rings being passed to the Mother of the Bride before working their way around the congregation and back to the Mother of the Groom. On their journey, each of the guests is given the opportunity to holding the rings for a moment and “warm” them with their love and best wishes before passing them on.
When the time comes for the Bride and Groom to exchange rings, they are exchanging rings that have been warmed and blessed by the love, good wishes and heartfelt blessings of everyone present.
Memory Box Ritual
Unlike the previous rituals, the memory box ritual is not symbolic as such. It is simply involves the preparation of wedding keepsake for the future which can a beautiful thing to include in your wedding ceremony.
Couples place meaningful items into a decorative box that they seal during the ceremony and reopen at some significant time in the future.
There are many ways this can be carried out and there are many different things that can be placed in the box. Couples with many of items, often pre-pack the box and simply seal it during the ceremony. It can also be a nice touch to involve family members or friends in the sealing of the box
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Everyone Commented On How Great The Ceremony Was
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A Beautiful Memory in My Heart Forever
First of all, I have to say if you choose Joyce as your marriage celebrant, you never gonna regret. You will have totally beautiful wedding same as you wish. I recommend her highly. This is real my review
From first meeting with Joyce everything has been through smoothly. Actually we had a "budget and small wedding", but it was not problem at all. We married in Joyce's house in Perth with beautiful river view. It was much better than any other venue seriously!
From first meeting, she gave us many tips for making perfect wedding with a budget like as violinist, music, cake and decorating. Nothing was problem. Joyce was just magician, she convert our small wedding to most romantic wedding. Such a beautiful wedding memory I will put in my heart forever
Joyce, I need to say thank you. I don't know what to say, but is something more than just one word from my heart. xoxo
It was perfect!
We were concerned about how to get a marriage certificate
Joyce had fast processing with the marriage and made us convenient to get the marriage certificate
She was very kind and also friendly. Pretty much satisfied with her work. We are happy with her work.
I absolutely recommend the service if somebody need that because it was a great service... No, it was perfect!
Joyce Made Us Feel Super Special!
My wife and I couldn't be happier with having Joyce as our marriage celebrant.
She was professional, friendly and made the marriage process a breeze. We had a very small and intimate wedding, and Joyce was able to still contribute with ideas which we incorporated into our ceremony. Even though it was small, she made us feel super special about our "big" day.
A massive thank you to her for her ongoing support, contribution and kindness. We would highly recommend anyone to Joyce in the future.
Everyone Said It Was Wonderful!
From start to finish, Joyce was amazing and performed our ceremony, with confidence and style!
We first met Joyce when we were looking for a band to play at our wedding and were excited to learn that our lead singer was also a registered civil celebrant here in Perth. Joyce stood out for us immediately with her lovely bubbly personality and we loved the way she personalised our ceremony and made it unique for us with a relaxed easy going intimate feel that we were hoping for. We had so many positive comments after the wedding from our friends with everyone saying it was wonderful.
Thank you so much Joyce for making our wedding day absolutely ‘perfect' for us. We were completely happy with the whole ceremony and wouldn't want to change a single thing. I would definitely recommend Joyce to anyone who is looking for an amazing marriage celebrant in Perth, and we believe we have found a new friend in this delightful woman.
Your Words Were So Perfect They Made Me Cry!
We were really concerned about having an over-the-top celebrant and not getting our vision for the wedding.
But, Joyce knew exactly what we were after. It's like she read our minds!
Joyce was very prepared and very helpful, specifically during the rehearsal as we had no idea what either of us were doing.
Joyce was very calming - weddings are very stressful and having a calming and relaxed celebrant is quite important.
Joyce is not pushy or rushing, she lets everything and everyone flow at their own pace which created an ambience I think everyone appreciated.
Our ceremony went perfectly! Tears were shed, happiness was spread and it's all because of Joyce!
Thank you so much Joyce, for being the celebrant for our amazing wedding!! We loved it so much! Your words were so perfect they made me cry!
I really really appreciate everything you have done for us! Both Jarred and I agree that it wouldn't have been as perfect as it was without you.
Are we happy to recommend Joyce? Of course we are!
Thanks for being our celebrant!
I hadn't done too much research into how to select the best celebrant so didn't really know what I was looking for. Joyce was the nicest sounding celebrant I spoke to that day.
We found you attentive and did acknowledge that you had a big family event this year so were unable to talk for a couple of months. We found you pleasant to deal with but did have that little hiccup about my birth certificate. I know we all tried to stay calm but it did stress me out a bit. I was also a bit worried when you forgot my Mum's name at the rehearsal.
We really liked your sense of humour in the ceremony.
We also liked your manual with the layout of the ceremony and your warmth during the ceremony.
All my friends live on the east coast, no one to recommend!
Thanks for being our celebrant.
You Provided The Best Service And The Most Heartfelt Ceremony
I had attended previous weddings and the celebrants were either very young or a little detached I felt. I was looking for someone who had some life experience and wanted someone we felt comfortable with. You were the first celebrant I contacted and after speaking with you on the phone I didn’t bother speaking to anyone else.
From our first telephone conversation, I felt totally comfortable and when we met for the first time Tim actually said, “You have definitely chosen the right person” (and he doesn’t normally say much). We found you to be someone who is extremely professional and prompt in the business side of what needed to be done. In addition to this, which was very important to us, we found a very warm and caring person.
The service you provided was so special – not only professional but you cared about us personally, and our love story, how we got to the point of our decision to marry after 28 years. Loved how you also incorporated our lost loved-ones in our ceremony (I know there was a few - more than most young couples ha ha)
You made the legal process for us very smooth, explaining clearly what was needed. Sending us the ceremony was reassuring for what was going to happen on the day because it showed you had really listened to everything we had said about “our story” and our family story (have to tell you that we both were emotional reading the ceremony – a very good sign – and that’s how we chose our music).
We certainly are more than happy to recommend you. You provided “the best” service and the most heartfelt ceremony – so over and above anything we have ever seen at other weddings before. Your made the legal process easy for us, you actually listened and heard “our love story” and incorporated it all so perfectly in our ceremony.
There is nothing to add except another big “Thank you” for everything. Loved everything about our ceremony – and the “extra mile” you went for us - and such lovely things you said about the relationship we formed during the process. I know I’ve said it before but again “You’re Amazing”.