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Anyone "Jumping the Broom"??

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My FI and I are doing a Blessing of Hands ceremony. (found on the Web) Although I have to desensitize my FI before the wedding because he gets teary every time I try to get him to read through it so we can settle on our ceremony.

 

Originally I wanted to do the sand ceremony but when I talked to Canadian Customs they said that sand can't be transferred across the border and if they find it, they will take it. So I didn't want to chance something being taken away. I talked to him about 2 months ago and he said it was a newer law. Not sure if I just talked to the wrong custom's guy but I'd be curious if any Canadian brides have had any issues trying to bring their sand back into the country.

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My FI and I are doing a Blessing of Hands ceremony. (found on the Web) Although I have to desensitize my FI before the wedding because he gets teary every time I try to get him to read through it so we can settle on our ceremony.

Originally I wanted to do the sand ceremony but when I talked to Canadian Customs they said that sand can't be transferred across the border and if they find it, they will take it. So I didn't want to chance something being taken away. I talked to him about 2 months ago and he said it was a newer law. Not sure if I just talked to the wrong custom's guy but I'd be curious if any Canadian brides have had any issues trying to bring their sand back into the country.
Yea I do like the words in the blessing of the hands ceremony, I think it's a cute idea

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I didn't realize so many people were considering jumping the broom! Our marriage will be interracial (FI is black, I'm white) and I can't decide whether jumping the broom would be a nice incorporation of his culture or if I would be "butting in" where I don't belong. Thoughts??
No I don't think it would be butting in at all! My FI really wants to do this

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Bumping to find out more about those of you who jumped the broom at your ceremony. I mentioned somewhere else on the boards that my FI is black and I am white, so I'm pondering this whole jumping the broom thing. I think it would be a nice way to incorporate his culture, but I don't know if it would be almost offensive or something! He's a guy so he's like, What's the big deal? Umm, how about I risk offending your entire family?!

 

So, if anyone has advice or input on this subject, I'm all ears! TIA!

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I photographed a wedding in Negril where the groom was African-American and the bride was definitely not!! :) And they jumped the broom. Nobody took any offense to it and it was a great way to incorporate something that was important to the groom.

 

Oh yes, and their broom was a tiny little thing that fit in a normal sized luggage.

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I didn't realize so many people were considering jumping the broom! Our marriage will be interracial (FI is black, I'm white) and I can't decide whether jumping the broom would be a nice incorporation of his culture or if I would be "butting in" where I don't belong. Thoughts??
I say go for it...the ceremony is about the two of you coming together as one! Jump the Broom!!!cheer2.gif

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