Necessary elopement- Sand Ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: Elopement sand ceremony?
    Sand ceremony during the reception at a later date, in front of friends and family? : (1 votes)
    10 %
    Sand ceremony during our intimate little wedding? : (9 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it would be lovely to do it during your ceremony! What about having all the kids pour a little sand in, too – it can be symbolic of all of you becoming an “official” legal family!

    Post # 4
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I would do it during your own ceremony, to really make it official in your minds!  You could always do another one at the later reception.  But given everything that’s going on, I’d want to do all the sentimental stuff right now.

    Best wishes for your man’s recovery, and congrats – hope it’s a lovely weekend!

    Post # 5
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @TriciaG:  Have you thought about getting legally married, just the two of you, but not really counting it as your wedding? My sister and her husband were married in January, but got legally married in December for tax purposes. They didn’t do anything different between their legal marriage and ceremony, and their anniversary is the January date. You could get married legally, but not actually be married until your ceremony, if that makes sense… Then you could have a celebration and do the unity sand and everything and “get married”.

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