A Quick Guide to Understanding a Wedding Sand Ceremony
Nowadays, couples who are planning to get married would want to think of something more non-traditional in celebrating their wedding and one of which would be a wedding sand ceremony that is akin to the unity candle lighting ceremony. What typically takes place in a unity candle lighting ceremony is that the bride and the groom will first light their respective candles, which is the smaller ones, and then will be lighting together a much bigger candle to mean that they are united as one.
The same idea takes place in a wedding sand ceremony but then rather than making use of candles and lighting them up, the bride and groom will now be making use of wedding unity sand. There are a lot of reasons why more and more couples are thinking of having a wedding sand ceremony not just so they can have a better creative keepsake but also so that they will not have to worry about not being able to light up their candles. A wedding remembrance then takes in the form of a combination of sand after the bride and the groom will be pouring the sand in one container.
Right after your wedding is finished, you can then have this wedding ceremony sand be put in display that will serve as one of the bottled memories that you have of saying I do to the person that you cherish the most and have decided to spend the rest of your life with.
If you get a unity sand set, you should expect to have a two small vases or tubes and a large glass vase. The wedding ceremony sand will only be poured by the mothers of the groom and the bride at the start of the wedding into the two small glass tubes and will make sure to set each aside beside the large glass vase. It is up to the couple what sand colors they want but most likely one will be white and the other two may be the motif of the wedding.
What happens during a wedding sand ceremony
The act of poring the white sand into the large vase being done by the officiant is done at the start of the ceremony to symbolize the faithfulness of both the bride and groom in their relationship. After that, the groom will start pouring a small amount of his own sand into the main glass vase. When the groom stops pouring, the bride will then slowly pour her portion of colored sand into the large vase.
The colored sand of both partners will then be poured in intervals to make sand layers. The unity ceremony will then come to an end when the bride and the groom will be pouring their almost finished colored sand altogether.