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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Perfect! 3 strand wedding cord (a great alternative to the candle and sand ceremony) In a Cord of Three Strands Ceremony, husband and wife weave or braid three separate cords into one. Two of the three strands represent their lives and the gold strand represents God. The Bible verse behind this idea is Ecclesiastes 4:12, states, "A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
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