Inspiring Ceremony Ideas
Spiritual - Secular - Alternative - Faith Based
Today's couples seek new and exciting ways to express their love using symbolism and engagement. They want personalized rituals that demonstrate and symbolize their love and commitment to each other.
DC&C's team of professional, fun, expert officiants perform these rituals beautifully.
Below are some of the most popular among many choices.
Dating back to the early 1600s, this Celtic tradition demonstrates the fasting together of two sets of hands, symbolizing unity and promises for a lifetime of love and commitment. Handfasting is the most common ritual DC&C officiants perform, and uses either a single, or multiple, cords, ropes, or ribbons - each representing a promise the couple makes to each other.
For this ritual, couples are asked to choose a box and a bottle of wine. Then, they are instructed to write, and seal, a love letter, before the wedding, to their soon-to-be spouse. Finally, the couple places the letters and the wine in the box where it will remain for the next five years. On the couple's fifth wedding anniversary, they open the box, drink the wine, and transport themselves back to their wedding day.
This ritual, originated in Ireland, involves passing the couple's wedding bands to a collection of guests. When each guest receives the ring, they "warm" it in their hands while infusing it with prayers, good wishes, and positive energy. After all guests have "warmed" the ring, the officiant receives the rings back and continues the ring ceremony.
The Sand Ceremony
A popular wedding ritual is the sand ceremony where the couple each pours sand from individual containers into a larger container, in a demonstration of unity. DC&C officiants have adapted this ritual for couples who would like to combine glass frit, alcohol, or anything else they can think of!
A Few Alternative Methods
A few other creative ceremony elements are catching the attention of our couples!
- Water Blending Ceremony
- The Spice of Life Ceremony
- Tying God's Knot Ceremony
- The Chinese Tea Ceremony
"If you're on the fence about who should officiate your ceremony, no matter how big or small, definitely give LD a call!"
Anna & Alex
What Else Do We Love to Celebrate?
Elopements - Vow Renewals - New Babies
1. ELOPEMENTS & MICRO WEDDINGS
Daring Celebrations and Ceremonies' sister company, Delaware Elopements & Micro Weddings is the place to go if you have a shorter time frame and a smaller guest list. The first of its kind in the quad-state area to offer smaller and more intimate weddings, Delaware Elopements' award-winning officiant, Lynda Daring, writes heartfelt ceremonies telling your love story. Visit the website for more details about planning your elopement or micro-wedding and saving money, time, and stress!
2. VOW RENEWALS (No license needed)
Whether it is a milestone anniversary or an ordinary Saturday, vow renewal ceremonies are the perfect opportunity to reaffirm the promises you once made and the love you continue to share. DC&C Vow Renewal packages include an initial consultation, in-person or virtual planning meeting, unlimited ceremony draft editing, and unlimited communication. Inquire for pricing.
3. Baby Blessings, Christenings, Baby Namings & Welcoming Ceremonies
We are deeply honored to perform ceremonies welcoming a baby into the family, celebrating the unity of a new blended family, or sharing the joy of a newly adopted child, for these are some of life's most meaningful occasions. Daring Celebrations and Ceremonies' experienced officiants create customized, heartfelt ceremonies your friends and family will remember for decades to come! We often conduct baby-naming ceremonies for couples we have married!