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I received my wedding jumping broom. I really like it. I ppurchased it from ebay seller aprildawncan. I informed her of my colors and theme and she took it from there.
Jumping Broom Ceremony Info:
Jumping the broom symbolizes a new beginning, a welcoming of the new-sweeping away the old, or sweeping away old cares and worries. It represents entering into a new life of husband and wife.
The wooden handle represents the strength of the commitment or the strength of God's presence in the marriage.
The ribbons represent the tying together of two lives.
And the leap symbolizes joyfully taking the leap into married life together.
AT THE WEDDING CEREMONY:
At the end of the ceremony, after the officiate presents the couple as husband and wife, an attendant or special person chosen by the bride and groom places the broom across the aisle. The couple holds hands and jumps over the broom as they walk back down the aisle together.
AT THE RECEPTION: (one variation):
The guests gather in a circle around the couple.
The officiant first explains the symbolism of the broom- the joining of the couple, the combining of two families, the need for the community to support the couple, and the honoring of a rich cultural heritage. Meanwhile the couple may hold the broom handle together and sweep around in a circle.
The groom places the broom on the floor.
Everyone counts, "1, 2, 3... Jump!"
While holding hands, the couple jumps over the broom.