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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Instead of lighting the traditional unity candle during the ceremony, the couple opted to do a God's Knot, tied with the light mint green and ivory color themes of the day. The "knot" consisted of three strands, one to represent the groom, one for bride, and one for God - the meaning behind was that the couple ties their life in together and with God... I LOVE THIS
The Wedding Braid / Marriage Braid / Wedding Knot / Cord of Three Strands Awesome alternative to the unity candle or blending of sand. The wedding braid is a beautiful representation of the marriage (bride, groom and God)
These are good, simple decorations for the wedding ceremony. I like these fabric ones or we could do the origami flower balls like we did for the grandparent's anniversary party. Perhaps they could be moved inside and reused as reception decorations after the ceremony.