Cord, Veil, & Coins(Arras)

Does anyone know where I purchase these items? During our ceremony, we will be having the cord, veil, and coin exchange, but I'm not quite sure where I can buy these items so if any of you know where I can find these please let me know. TIA!

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 9:50 am
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Posted on July 9, 2008 at 9:54 am
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Thanks, I'll be checking out that website.

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 9:58 am
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where are you located bride102508? in nyc theres a store called jacks world and i saw the chord for 8 bucks. as far as arras, you can use any old coins or antique looking coins. as for the veil, you could make your own! buy tule and some lace and sew it around the tule. thats what my coworker did for her sisters 100 grand wedding and you couldnt tell the difference!

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 10:00 am
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Hmm...wow what a way to save money.  I wish I could go to nyc, but I'm in Orange County.  I was thinking about the same thing for the coins, but I'm trying to find something nice to put the coins in. Thanks!

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 10:04 am
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I am learning all the wedding stuff still ( with 66 days to GO!) whats the viel cord and coins for?

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 10:08 am
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try going to huntington park to a bridal shop? the latin culture uses them and i'm sure the bridal shops there carry them.

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 10:09 am
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Here is one explanation that I got from this website:


http://www.snoopydude.com/wedding/filipinowedding.htm


These ceremonies are usually done in Catholic weddings.


Arrhae or Coin Ceremony: The Priest/Minister then drops 13 pieces of coins (silver or gold) called arras into the Groom's waiting hands, who in turn drops it into the Bride's hands. The Bride then puts her hand above the Groom's then drops the arras into his hands again. The Groom allows the coins to then be dropped into a plate held by an acolyte.

The metal tinkling of the coins being passed from one pair of hands to the other, is a distinctive reminder of the groom's promise to take care of his wife materially. The bride in return, by giving back the coins to his hands, convey that what they both earn become part of each other's. The trickling sound also signifies abundance and success in the couple's joint efforts. The husband gives his material earnings to his wife who manages, saves and invests the money wisely, as basic Filipino tradition dictates.

Veil Ceremony: In the Catholic ceremony, the Priest continues with the nuptial mass until the "Sanctus". When the bell for the Sanctus rings, it is also a signal for the veil sponsors to come up to the altar. In Protestant ceremonies, the Minister explains the veil ceremony to the congregation and this constitutes as the cue for the veil sponsors.

Together, they pin a veil from the groom's shoulders, extending it to cover the bride's head and shoulders. This is symbolic of the groom pledging his strength and protection to his bride - the wife who he promises to take care of, from this day forward.

Cord Ceremony: The Cord Ceremony follows immediately after. The Cord Sponsors come up to where the Bride and Groom are kneeling, and put a figure of eight cord over the veils that are on the heads and shoulders of the Bride and Groom. This cord symbolizes unity and infinity - a love together, forever!


 

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 10:16 am
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for our arras, my FI & I are collecting 2 coins from all the places we have travelled together, and 1 coin from the country we'll be heading to for our honeymoon (Thailand). just have to shine em all up real good :) HTH.


 

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 10:18 am
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if you're the superstitious type... be sure the coins are real silver or gold.  it's considered bad luck if they're not. sorry this probably doesn't help!

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 11:08 am
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We're just doing the veil and cord, as I don't really like the symbolism of the coins (I can take care of myself thank you very much :) ).  But, we just bought really pretty twisted cording from JoAnn's and knotted it into a figure eight.  For the veil, I purchased some tool and lace and made a large oval out of it, sewing the lace to the ends.

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 10:29 am
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You can actually buy a simple chord or a rope at michaels or any store that has a nice rope (chord), and probably decorate it some how. As for the veil, just find someone to make it for you like a relative or your mother. It saves money.


I wanted to ask how i can incorporate the veil, chord and ceremony without being religous? and what do we do next while the secondary sponsors remove the chord and the veil? Do we play music? Not so sure???

Posted on August 23, 2008 at 7:12 pm
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yes! I agree i do not like the symbolism of the coins. Is there a possible way of changing the words around to make it sound more equal? lol! I am going to marry someone who is not catholic or non-religous and i really don't know how to have our officant explain it without adding the "blessing part' or what not...


 


when is your big day (griffen)?

Posted on August 23, 2008 at 7:17 pm
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I just asked my officiants group... Looks like your both getting married this month... I will post as soon as I hear! Wow, not so many days left in August, Have a beautiful ceremony!


 


Heather Kotok


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888 487 5543

Posted on August 23, 2008 at 9:56 pm
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I did the 13 arras and changed it up a bit.  First, we used state quarters from places that we have visited together.  We put them in this box:


I did the 13 photo 72598-1


It is from orientaltrading.com and costs $14.99 with personalization.  To be honest, it looks good.  I was afraid it wouldn't being from that site, but it did.  I know that YeahUSC got a more expensive heart shaped box from Things remembered.


As far as the message from the arras.  We did the following:


TRECE ARRAS


Jeff: By giving these coins to Laura, you promise to share all that you have and all that you are with her.  These coins represent that you will support her in every aspect of her life.  Will you share these coins and your life with Laura?


 


Esteban: I will


 


Jeff: Laura, by accepting these coins, you commit to always trust in him.  Will you accept these coins as a token of his love?


 


Laura: I will


Jeff: Heavenly father, thank you for all that you have provided for us.  Please help Esteban and Laura to trust in each other and support each other throughout their lives.  Please grant them the sensitivity to know how to meet each other's needs and the wisdom to know when to ask their partner for help.  Help them to know that throughout all the good and bad that they will come across in their lives, all they will need to do is look over and see their spouse at their side.

Posted on August 24, 2008 at 4:51 am

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