Post # 1
I’ve been having a look around the ol’ Internet and we have decided that we like the look of the sand/unity ceremonies. However, sand doesn’t have much significance in our lives – we don’t particularly enjoy beaches together, we are getting married in a city, etc.
Something we both love, however, is spices. So, I was wondering if anyone has seen this done before – layering spices instead of sand? I’ve always loved the patterns spices make when they are layered, with the vibrant colours but I guess my question is – will the colours remain as bright as they are when fresh?
Does anyone have any thoughts on this – even if it’s just to say that you think it’s a bad idea for whatever reason?
All comments are welcome 🙂
EDIT: I’ve added a poll.
Post # 3
Here is a picture of some layered spices from Google images, in case it helps…
Post # 4
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
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
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.
Post # 7
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
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.
Post # 9
Thanks for the positive feedback everyone – I’m loving the idea of salt.
I should have mentioned that we are having a tiny ceremony with no more than 20 people, including ourselves.
I was thinking that we would each put some in together followed by each of our guests putting some in.
I’m off to look at some different coloured salts 🙂 We could display something like this in our glass cabinet in our kitchen.
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