People are currently doing sand ceremony wedding instead of the cliche unity candle ceremony. It has embraced in the last few years by individuals who want to do beach weddings.
What Does the Sand in a Unity Sand Ceremony Symbolize?
Typically, the grains of sand are all symbolic of being immeasurable and timeless like the couples’ love for one another.
Pouring Sand from the Separate Containers into the Larger Keepsake Jar or Box
There are various ways to do this. They can choose between pouring the sand individually or together onto the larger keepsake jar to signify they union.
The other option would be to choose between pouring the ceremonial sand before, during or after reading their vows. The bride and groom are required to pour the sand while reading each vow until they are done.
Other Unity Sand Ceremonies have the bride and groom emptying their containers into the larger container to depict the union of the two.
Other ceremonies have the couples leaving a little sand on their individual jars to show that even though they are joined as one, they are still individuals.
Another important aspect in such weddings is that, the officiating minister might require a sea shell to scoop some sand from the beach and pour it into the large keepsake jar that has the mixed sand poured previously by the couple to seal the union.
Different Colours of Sand
Couples may use different colours of sand for their Unity Sand Ceremony. It is advisable they look for colours that blend with their wedding theme.
Couple can choose regular uncoloured sand for the foundation and seal, with the bride pouring white sand and the groom black sand.
How Many Different Jars Are There in a Unity Sand Ceremony?
Typically, you’d have three or four containers for this sand ceremony. The bride and groom should each have one small jar that they will use to pour their sand onto the larger keepsake jar where they will be blended.
If the couple is using a foundation and seal poured by the minister officiating the marriage ceremony, then a third smaller container will be required.
Some Tips for a Perfect Unity Sand Ceremony
Ensure that you get a keepsake jar that has a wide opening to easily pour the sand without having to use a funnel. You will not need a funnel for your jars if you do this.
Practice makes perfect. Through this, people will be able to understand their roles and what they need to do to make your unity sand wedding ceremony a success.