A Quick Guide to Understanding a Wedding Sand Ceremony
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 happens during the traditional candle lighting ceremony is that the bride and the groom will have their own candles and then will be lighting together a bigger candle to symbolize their being united.
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. 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.
Once the wedding is finished, you and your spouse will then be keeping in you a container that represents the special day that the both of you have been united as one.
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.
Things that must be done during a wedding sand ceremony
In the beginning of the ceremony, white sand will be prepared by the officiant and will be poured inside the larger vase to means that the groom and bride needs faith to keep their relationship strong. 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 bride and groom will then take turns pouring in their colored sand. The unity ceremony commences with the bride and the groom pouring their respective portions of colored sands all at the same time.