Sand/unity ceremony with spices?!

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Do you think spices would work?
    Yes : (10 votes)
    83 %
    No : (2 votes)
    17 %
    Other - please comment : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The reason I said no was because I thought of the expense. I could be wrong but I feel like it would be really expensive to have to purchase enough to fill up a container the size of what most brides and grooms use during their sand ceremony.

    Post # 5
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    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My sister did a unity salt container. Both people poured salt into a container, it was cool because unlike different colored sands in a sand ceremony, there would be no way of separating the two salts when they’re mixed. You could also do a twist and do salt and sugar, to represent different things.
    I know that lacks the fun that different colored sands/spices could create, but symbolically it’s alsmost more interesting.

     

    Post # 6
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    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I love LOVE this idea!  But you would have to use mineral based spices rather than plant based in order to preserve the color over time.  

    I’m leaning towards salts in this situation.  There are gorgeous rose colored himilayan salts, black lava salts, and every color in between.  I think it would make for a gorgeous mixture!  Not only that, but salt has a long history of deep significance in the bible, and in contracts.

    http://confidenceandjoy.com/the-covenant-of-salt/

    Post # 7
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    4076 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love this idea!

    You could incorporate family too, if you want, by having them add spices too.

    But personally I would want it to be something I would use, over time, like an actual mixture of pepper and salt or something.

    Post # 8
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    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I like this idea.  Do you have a spice market near you so you could purchase larger amounts of spices?  That might be cheaper than buying multiple bottles of spices at the supermarket in order to have enough.

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