Post # 1
We are having a sand ceremony and am unsure about a few things.
1. Where does the table go? Behind the officiant, infront of the bride and groom?
2. Will we need a funnel?
3. Does the sand blow everywhere if it’s an outdoor ceremony?
Thanks for you help. I’d love to see pics of the setup if you have any.
Post # 3
I’ve been to a few weddings with sand and it’s generally off to one side and they didn’t need a funnel. Of course it was inside. They poured from a small container into one with a larger open mouth. One where they included their children and each had a different color sand was soooo touching.
Post # 4
I usually place the table behind the attendants (bridesmaids or groomsmen. I then have 2 attendants move the table to the backs of the couple. Then the couple turns around (facing their guests) they complete the sand ceremony. The attendants then place the table back where it was orginally.
If you are ourdoors or have a small opening to the center container, then most likely yes.
The sand usually does not blow everywhere, but if it is windy then is does sometimes blow a little cloud away. The way you can reduce the cloud or avoid it is to pour the sand slowly and carefully. Also, cupping your hand to block the wind does seriously help.
I found two pics
Post # 5
1. We put ours behind the officiant, this is the best pic I have of the set up throughout the ceremony
3. Not really, I did manage to spill some though
Post # 6
So glad you posted this! I have questions as well.. if you don’t mind me hogging attention for a min haha
When do you do the sand ceremony? Right before the vows, after, during?
Is there a poem or a service for the sand ceremony that we can find online to have our officant read from? We would like to a three sand pouring ceremony to add my daughter in with it.
Post # 7
@PoeticDoveInLA: We did ours after our vows. I think it was vows, rings, sand, pronouncement of marriage, kiss. You can do it whenever. If you google sand ceremony you will find a million options. I think I googled + found something I kinda liked in a book and tweaked the two.
Post # 8
@PoeticDoveInLA: Send me your email address in a PM and I will send you a bunch of sand ceremony wording.
I often place the sand ceremony between the vows and the rings. To give a feeling of joining in unity when they place the rings on, it sets the mood.
Post # 10
Thanks for asking that I had no idea where we were going to put this in our ceremony.
Post # 11
1. Where does the table go? Behind the officiant, infront of the bride and groom? We put ours in front of the officiant
2. Will we need a funnel? We didn’t. I think sand ceremony sets are designed so that you don’t need one.
3. Does the sand blow everywhere if it’s an outdoor ceremony? We had a light breeze and everything stayed put.