THE SAND CEREMONY WEDDING
A type of unity ceremony, the wedding sand ceremony expresses the coming together of two people or two families into one new family. It is a very simple idea that can be incredibly meaningful. Each person has different colored sand and takes turns pouring it into one clear vessel, forming a layered effect.
Sometimes just the couple participates, and sometimes the couple's children and/or parents join in with their own colored sand, adding to the layers of colors, and expressing the harmony of the entire family. Make it your ceremony and I will incorporate any of the special people in your life into the wedding.
Special Touches for Wedding Sand Ceremonies
- Consider monogramming your vase with your last name or monogram.
- Use sand from beaches that are special to you or colors that are meaningful to both of you.
- Use sand ceremony vows to make the ritual more meaningful.
- If you're having a religious wedding, consider having the officiant start by pouring a white sand to represent your higher power as the foundation for your lives and your relationship.