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A Guide to Adding an Eco-friendly Unity Ceremony to Your Wedding

Unity ceremonies are an important part of any wedding, but they don’t have to be traditional. You can personalize your big day by choosing a unique ritual that has special significance for you and your partner. Whether it’s lighting a unity candle or planting a tree together, these symbolic gestures will add an extra layer of meaning and joy to your celebration. In this blog post, we’ll explore the Tree Planting Ceremony where I’ll also provide tips on how to incorporate them into your own ceremony and make sure they fit with the overall theme of your wedding. So if you’re looking for something truly special, read on!


Looking for a unique, and meaningful way to symbolize your love and commitment during your wedding ceremony? Why not try a tree-planting unity ceremony? Not only is it a beautiful and eco-friendly option, but it is a wonderful living keepsake for your new home (if you are blessed with a green thumb that is.. )

So, what exactly is a tree-planting unity ceremony? It's a ritual in which the couple plants a sapling tree together during the ceremony, symbolizing the growth of their love and the roots they are creating together. It's a beautiful way to combine nature, symbolism, and sustainability into one unforgettable moment.

Not only is planting a tree a lovely gesture, but it also offers plenty of benefits. Trees clean the air we breathe, provide shelter and wildlife habitats, and help combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. By planting a tree together, you're contributing to the health and well-being of your community and the planet. So, how do you create a tree-planting unity ceremony? And what do you need for this unity ceremony?


Here are the steps:

  1. Choose the right plant: make sure that you have a suitable area to plant your tree or the right place at home. Select the right type of tree: choose a native species that is suitable for your climate and soil conditions, or opt for a symbolic tree that represents your love and personality.

  2. Have 2 jars of dirt, 2 jars of soil, and 2 jars of water

  3. Officiant make sure that your guests are aware of the ceremony and the significance of each element added to the tree-planting ritual. This is necessary so they can participate and understand the symbolism.

  4. Personalize the ceremony: add a special touch to the moment by incorporating personalized elements such as sharing a poem or reading, or using specific tools to plant the tree.


By following these steps, you can create a beautiful and meaningful tree-planting unity ceremony that will not only be a memorable part of your wedding but also a lasting tribute to your love and commitment. Whether you choose to plant your tree in your yard or in a community garden, this eco-friendly tradition is an excellent way to celebrate your special day while doing your part to help preserve the planet.

So, what are you waiting for? Embrace the beauty and symbolism of a tree-planting unity ceremony and make your wedding ceremony an unforgettable moment for you and your guests. Remember, your love is like a tree, it starts small, but with care and attention, it can grow and thrive for years to come.




Photography Credits

Crystal Anne Photography/Instagram:@crystalannephoto




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