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Gold Fish Wedding Ceremony Ritual
Tim Manger
Civil Marriage Celebrant

The gold fish ceremony is designed to show the unification of the bride and groom, but more importantly , it is designed to involve family and children. It is a fantastic symbol of unity, and consists of several components:

  1. An empty glass bowl is placed at the head of the ceremony

  2. Several smaller glass containers are also positioned at the head of the ceremony, filled with water, and each containing a fish

  3. The number of containers (and fish), depend on how many people will partake in the ritual. Note: The fish representing the bride and groom tend to be bigger than the participant's fish

When the ritual commences, each participant takes their smaller glass container, and pours their fish into the awaiting larger (central) glass bowl. The bride and groom eventually pour their fish into the bowl, so as to complete the school, thus creating a family of fish.

The glass bowl is then taken home by the wedding couple, and placed in a prominent position as a reminder of their commitment.


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