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#71 sweetluna

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    Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:47 AM

    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.

    #72 Shakara

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      Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:54 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by sweetluna
      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

      #73 Shakara

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        Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:56 AM

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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

        #74 whitechocolate

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          Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:57 PM

          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!

          #75 August2010Bride

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            Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:00 PM

            I personally don't see why it would be offensive for you to jump the broom. I think it would be a GREAT way to include your fiance's culture. I say Go for it :)

            #76 Mischaka

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              Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:01 PM

              this is something I wasn't going to do. only because it's not that big of a deal in my family or his. the idea in itself is great though.

              #77 TATrisha

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              Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:08 PM

              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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              #78 CHAKLIT

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                Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:28 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by whitechocolate
                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!!!
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                #79 blckrevpower

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                  Posted 15 February 2010 - 04:32 PM

                  I think it's a great idea!!!
                  We plan on doing it, too. I hope to find a great broom that we can decorate.
                  "Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like...love!" --Homer Simpson

                  #80 Loveisintheair

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                    Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:09 PM

                    I think it would be meaningful if you did it. It is definitely very symbolic in the African and African American culture.




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