The Unity Coins
There is something old, yet new coming up the aisle at the wedding near you. The Unity Coins are the 21st century update to the traditional wedding arrhae (wedding coins or arras as it's known here in the Philippines) , and their symbolisms affirm the vows of an enduring marriage.
The ceremony of passing of the arrasfrom the groom to the bride has been an integral part of every Filipino wedding. This symbolic ritual has been passed on to us by our Spanish colonizers. Thus, we Pinoys found a perfect reason to add another little boy to the wedding party -- the Coin Bearer!
The thriteen (13) coins in the arrhae represent Jesus Christ and His apostles. These coins traditionally symbolize the ability of the groom to support his wife and confirm his postion as the 'breadwinner of the family' in the marriage. It also came to symbolize wealth and prosperity for the
newlyweds and their future family.
While the arrhae have come to symbolize essentially the material, today's couples embrace life & face
the world together in a more mutually supportive way than ever
before. Each coin in the Unity Coins set has a unique design, representing
one of thirteen universal tenets of marriage:
~:~ Love ~:~ Harmony ~:~ Cooperation ~:~ Commitment ~:~
~:~ Peace ~:~ Happiness ~:~ Trust ~:~ Respect ~:~ Caring ~:~
~:~ Wisdom ~:~ Joy ~:~ Wholeness ~:~ Nurturing ~:~
The symbolic use of coins in a wedding ceremony is a tradition
in many different religions, cultures & countries. The designs unique designs of the Unity
Coins have influences from all over the world, including
the "Celtic Marriage Knot" (which is on the backside
of each coin), the Adinkra (Asante people of Ghana and Ivory Coast)
symbol for Wisdom, and the Chinese Yin & Yang, to
name a few. The designs are non-denominational & celebrate
the universal qualities of an enduring marriage.
- Coin size: 30mm diameter (old 1 peso coin size - Bagong Lipunan/Flora & Fauna
- Available in Gold or Silver finish, solid color or two-tone
- with white leatherette keepsake box with coin slots for a beautiful display.
Price per Set:
effective June 23, 2005
- solid color (gold or silver finish) - PHP1,800/set
- two-tone (see samples below) - PHP2,300/set
for out-of-town orders, please add PHP200 for courier service
For single or volume orders (interested provincial retailers are welcome!),
call 725.4827 (telefax) or
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
150 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Libis, QC
631.4145 | 631.6398 (telefax)
C&C Creative Concepts
Unit 10 Cecilleville St.
White Plains,, QC
913.8993 | 913.8936
Upper Level, Goldcrest, Glorietta 2
Ayala Center, Makati
The Meeting Place (Lily's Flower Boutique)
G/F EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
New Victory Trading
754 Ongpin St., Sta. Cruz, Manila
244.0357 | 0917.791.1097
NX Manila Weddings
2F Theater Mall Greenhills Shopping Center
744.3040; 371.8503; 636.0446
Level 2 Independent Lifestyle
Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati
The Wedding Library
• SM MEGAMALL - 5th Level Bldg. B
• SM NORTH EDSA - 2nd Level Main Bldg.
• SM MALL OF ASIA- 2nd Level, Entertainment Mall
Themes & Motifs - The Special Events Resource Centre
Lifestyle Shopping Arcade
Ayala Ave., Makati City
One Fine Day
MJD Calderon Bldg. Burgos Ave.
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
(044) 463.8575 | 0917.566.0596
Weddings & Beyond
P. Gomez St.
San Fernando, La Union
0906.441.0107 | 0915.455.1368
Wave Events Services
Hermana Fausta Iyam
Lucena City, Quezon
Don Sergio Osmeña Ave.
Reclamation, Cebu City
(032) 231.2116 | 0917.324.4038
Ralyn's Design | Cebu Events Depot
Gorordo Ave. (fronting Family Choice)
The Unity Coins are exclusively distributed in the Philippines