Wording To Use As Inspiration For Your
Unity Puzzle Ceremony
A customer asked me if there were any special wording to use with her unity puzzle during the unity ceremony. So I asked past customers and here is what they shared with me. You can use these as inspiration for your own unity ceremony.
Ours said Tayler and Patrick, today you join your separate lives together. To symbolize that experience, you have chosen to share a unity puzzle with your friends and families which symbolizes how your separate lives, separate families, and separate friends are joined today through your marriage vows. The unity puzzle represents a combination of the separate pieces which no longer exist, but which have been joined together as one. Just as these puzzle pieces can never be separated and broken into individual pieces, again so will your marriage be.
A wedding day will typically display the commitment and love between two people. But today not only does this day unite this bride and groom but also brings a family full circle. The unity puzzle has many meanings. If you notice it is in a complete circle. The circle is never ending. It does not stop and it shows their unconditional love surrounded by each other. A circle cannot be broken as this family is truly devoted to keep each other within their circle. This puzzle contains different sizes and shapes, much like each family member has separate characteristics. But put the puzzle pieces together and it becomes and beautiful circle that fits perfectly. Yes, this day is about the bride and groom but also about the bond and love of this family as a whole. Today as each person places their puzzle piece, they display their commitment to stay together always and seal that promise with the infinity symbol."
.this is what I sent to our pastor and he sort of put his own spin on it. We had each person in our family put in a piece and our pastor put in the circle piece and had it relate back to God being the center of our relationship.
"To celebrate the uniting of two great families, Ashley and Blake chose a Unity Puzzle. This Keep Sake features the characteristics that these two young people want in their marriage: Faith, Love, Communication, Compromise, Honesty, Friendship, Affection, Respect, Patience, Loyalty, Encouragement, Compassion. Members from both families join in this unification by placing the characteristics of what Ashley and Blake will define their marriage as they came into the ceremony. I have a special piece to put into the puzzle, representing God and his placement in their lives and relationship. To complete the circle and finalize the joining together of these loved ones, Ashley and Blake will now place the final pieces into the puzzle. With the Blessing of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, this congregation joins in praying for these families now."
Tell them best of luck and blended families are the best!.....
Christine, Justin, and Children, together as you place the puzzle pieces, you symbolize the piece of your own individual selves joining to create the partnership of a marriage and family. From this day onward, may you all enjoy the pieces of the puzzle and embrace the love of the pieces creating the full puzzle.
"To every life there comes pieces of individuals. To every marriage, a bonding of these pieces. Creating the puzzle of their marriage is a life long commitment. As (bride) and (groom) unite their pieces, they're agreeing to the pieces currently on the table and the pieces yet to be formed."
Ashley Thompson said:
<BRIDE AND GROOM>, today you join your separate lives together. To symbolize that experience, you have chosen to share a unity puzzle with your friends and families which symbolize how your separate lives, separate families, and separate friends are joined today through your marriage vows. The unity puzzle represents a combination of the separate pieces which no longer exist, but which have been joined together as one. Your wedding day represents your lifelong commitment to one another. Your wedding day also represents the union of your two families, forever combined in your inner circle.
The unity puzzle has many meanings. If you notice it is in a complete circle, a circle which is never ending. The puzzle also contains many different sizes and shapes, much like the unique characteristics of each member of your families. When the individual pieces are perfectly aligned, it creates that perfect circle, it completes the puzzle. While today celebrates your union as husband and wife, it doubles as a dedication to the bond and love of this family as a whole. As each of you place your puzzle piece, you display your dedication to the family and your commitment to always keep the puzzle complete. From this day onward, may you all enjoy the pieces of the puzzle and embrace the love and completeness of your expanded family.
Blair & Julia said:
Blair & Julia have decided to celebrate the unity of becoming a family with Ethan & Oceana with the building of a puzzle to symbolize the bond they have and will continue to strengthen as the years pass. The puzzle is in the shape of a circle showing no end and no beginning. As each of you place your puzzle piece together it symbolizes the individuality and strength you bring to make the bond stronger Because A family isn’t always Blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs, the ones who except you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, the one who give you Unconditional love. The stories of our lives written on the same page, Memories that will be made and treasured always. It is important to be there for each other, supporting and caring, Helping and understanding, sharing and walking life’s path together and making the journey more beautiful because we are a family and Families, Live Love & Laugh together.
Pastor begins talking (below) while kids and bride/groom get in place at table
Mike explains unity puzzle
“As the [new last name] family comes together to create something special in this unity puzzle, we start with God in the center. God centers us, holds us together, and forms the core of our lives. [Bride], [groom], [kids' names] – each of you holds a piece of the puzzle that represents you, your personality, strengths, fears, and dreams. As you each place your piece in the puzzle, it symbolizes the joining of your separate lives into one union, the beginning of your journey as a new family. This completed puzzle becomes something beautiful that serves as a physical reminder of your love.”
Music plays (we did Sara Bareilles' I Choose You)
Kids and bride and groom place pieces together starting as pastor is speaking, use extra time to just talk, hug, laugh together
I will add more ceremonies if more of my customers share them with me.