Wedding Sand Ceremony 101
When it comes to traditional weddings, the ceremony that symbolizes the husband and wife being one will be the unity candle lighting ceremony, but more and more couples are opting for a newer method of symbolizing such a bond. 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.
A wedding sand ceremony is no different in concept only that instead of lighting a candle, both the bride and the groom will be using wedding ceremony sand. Couples who are more practical and thinking about the cons of the candle lighting ceremony are opting to have the wedding sand ceremony because of the simple reason of not having to worry that their candles will not light up if they will have their wedding outdoors. During a wedding sand ceremony the groom and the bride will be pouring their respective sand for them to be a creative keepsake for their wedding.
Now, you have a wedding unity sand that will serve as souvenir to the day that you and your partner have tied the knot and became one.
In addition to the wedding ceremony sand that you will be getting, you will also be receiving three glass vases in your unity sand set, the first two are smaller ones and the last one is the bigger one. What happens during the wedding ceremony is that the mothers of both bride and groom will be filling with sand the tow small glass vases or tubes and will place them beside the large glass vase. When it comes to wedding ceremony sands, couples have the liberty to be choosing what colors they want to have; oftentimes, they choose the color of their motif or their favorite colors and sometimes, they also make sure to choose white.
What happens during a wedding sand ceremony
At the start of the wedding, it will be the officiant who will be pouring down the white sand into the large glass vase to mean that faith of the couple 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. If both of them will almost empty their colored sands, it is then time for them to pour both colored sands altogether to finish their unity ceremony.