The cord of three strands symbolizes the joining of one man, one woman, and God into a marriage covenant. It can also serve as a substitute for the unity candle. At some point in the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom braid the Cord of Three Strands together. The groom holds a small metal ring with three attached strands. The bride then braids the strands together, symbolizing the union of God, husband and wife.
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Cord of three strands. Alternative to unity candle or sand. Totally want to do this!!