Shadow Wedding Basics
Step 3: Design Your Shadow Wedding Ritual
Planning a Shadow Wedding is far less intensive than planning a light wedding, but there are several factors that can contribute to a potent experience. As part of the process, we'll help you navigate the choices and logistics involved. We're well-versed in creating ritual — think of us as Shadow Wedding planners!
As a taste, here are four main elements of the rituals we've co-designed with engaged couples:
We suggest planning your Shadow Wedding close to your light wedding, somewhere between one and three weeks before your wedding day.
- Setting and Time of Day
If possible, hold the ritual at night. Indoors or outdoors are both OK, but consider a private and safe location where you can feel totally free to express yourself.
Who in your circle of friends and/or family do you trust to understand and hold the shadow with you? How many guests would you like? Do you even want guests?
What does your shadow look like? What does it want to wear?