This is the fourth blog in this series looking at how rituals from other cultures can be used in Celebrant led ceremonies.
The Bell of Truce is a Celtic custom representing an understanding of the element of compromise which is required in any successful partnership and also as a reminder of the happiness shared at a wedding celebration.
During the ceremony the couple are presented with a bell. The bell is rung first by the Celebrant before being given to them with the best wishes from all present.
The couple then take turns to ring the bell so that they are familiar with it's sound.
After the ceremony the bell is kept at home as a reminder of the day. When arguments arise the bell is put to use as an attention getter. It calls for a truce.
The familiar sound should remind the couple of their wedding celebration and of their wedding vows. It conjures up happy memories, helping you resolve your differences with love and compassion.
Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.