A pure substance, salt to many people is a good luck symbol and consider it to be a the purest of all earthly materials. What does salt have to do with a wedding?
The Covenant of Salt indicates a binding contract. In the Bible, when a contract was made, each party put a pinch of salt into the pocket of the other person. It was said that when each grain of salt could be sorted, identified, and returned to the rightful owner, the contract could be broken. Today, partners each take a vial of salt, and pour their salt into a container, joining the grains together for eternity.
Indian weddings, the bride passes a handful of salt to her groom without spilling any. He then passes it back to her and the exchange is repeated three times. She then performs the salt exchange with all the members of the groom's family, symbolizing her blending in with her new family.
When considering a salt ceremony don't feel like it's limited to newlyweds. The Marriage Salt Covenant is great to renew a couple's commitment to each other no matter how long they have been married. Also, consider having children participate in the union as a reminder that they to are a part of the commitment being made.
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