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unity ceremony

Unity cocktails, unity wine boxes, unity candles, unity science projects, and even unity sandwiches… we’ve got some great unique unity ceremony ideas for you in here! You may also want to check our Ceremony Advice archive for more thoughts on structuring your wedding ceremony.

transgender lesbian wedding Lily Guillen Photo18 scaled alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This transgender lesbian wedding had a PB&J unity sandwich

We were high school sweethearts! I asked Cassandra on our first date because I wanted her to take me to prom, but I planned to split up when she left for college in the fall. We’ve been glued together for eight years now.

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These superhero wedding vows include a unity snack mix ceremony!

Last week we featured a comic book wedding that had it all: Pizza! Spiderman! Rickrolling down the aisle! Now it’s time for the rest of the story – here are their complete superhero wedding vows, full of superheroes, scifi, nerd culture refs, and a unity snack mix ceremony!

Two Weddings Devon Rowland Photography31 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Gordian knots and walking on glass: a tale of two weddings

We love when couples have two weddings! Lyndsay and Patrick had a family-friendly wedding ceremony with a Gordian knot, then a second wedding that was straight up wild in the best of ways. Don’t miss the genius “first karaoke song” as a first dance alternative!

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Celestial meets Star Wars at this comic book wedding

This couple combined their love for all things celestial and Star Wars into a comic book wedding. From the comic book boutonnieres to the hidden Batman in the cake, this comic book wedding is bursting with personality and fun.

Grits Unique Unity Ceremony Photos by Amanda Permenter3 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A unique unity ceremony idea for breakfast lovers

This unique unity ceremony involves the couple’s love of breakfast foods. Not only is it serving deliciousness, but there are so many powerful breakfast metaphors for marriage. Savory and sentimental? We’re in!

unique unity ceremony balloon fasting photos by JAMILAH PHOTOGRAPHY 2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Try a balloon-fasting instead of a handfasting as a unique unity ceremony

Since this was our second wedding ceremony, we wanted to find a way to make our celebration feel new to us, while still incorporating a ritual that would be recognizable and meaningful to attending family and friends. Behold: THE BALLOON-FASTING!