Post # 1
We aren’t going to do a unity candle, simply because everyone else does it. Nothing against it, but I was just wanting to do something different. I liked the idea of a sand ceremony, but it seems too beachy/outdoorsy for a wedding in an antebellum mansion. Today, I came across this: http://www.heirloomhourglass.com/
You each pour your respective sands into an hourglass, seal it, then turn it each anniversary. The blending of the sands with each passing year is supposed to symbolize how your lives are intertwining more and more.
I really like this idea, but for some reason I keep thinking of the Wizard of Oz, then it seems weird. What do yall think?
Post # 3
seems kind of cool. I don’t really see the point of unity ceremonies though. You are already saying your vows. Why do you need a physical symbol? I had a Catholic ceremony and they strongly recommended against unity candles because they take away from the rest of the ceremony. So I guess I just don’t see the point of all those “unity” items. But I do know a lot of people use them so if you want to do something different the hourglass sounds like it’d be perfect.
Post # 4
That’s such a cool idea! What a neat twist on a common practice! Go for it!
Post # 5
It’s a nice idea, but over $100? I already made our candles for unity ceremony. I love hourglasses, but not at that price. It cost me like $17 to do all three candles and pewter holders.
Post # 6
I like how it incorporates your wedding day into every anniversary afterwards.
Post # 7
That’s a really cool idea!
Post # 8
Thanks for the responses. I’m not really concerned about the price, so that’s not a factor. Just making sure it didn’t come off as totally weird 🙂
Post # 9
I wasnt planning on doing any of the physical unity ceremonies (candles, sand), but I really love the hour glass idea! I say go for it – no one will think its strange.