cord of 3 strands
Unity Idea; tying the knot; 3 different colored cords; middle cord represents God; cord on either side of the middle represents the bride & groom; tie a knot with the bride & groom's cords around the middle cord; two becoming one with God in the middle; tie a new knot every anniversary. A cord of 3 strands is not easily broken. Ecc. 4:12
Cord of Three Strands Ceremony – God’s Knot
"A cord of 3 strands is quickly not broken."-Ecclesiastes 4:12 The Marriage Braid is to be used as an alternative to the unity candle. During your wedding ceremony, the frame with three lengths of cord is placed on display. One cord represents the bride, another cord represents the groom, and the last (center) cord represents God.