(Closed) Unity Sand Ceremony

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

So I don’t know what is supposed to be done but this is what I heard and I think it sounds nice: the mothers (or one person from each family) present little bottles of sand to each of their respective family members (bride/groom) and then the bride and groom fill the bigger bottle together. It’s a bit like the candle unity ceremony I guess, unites the families 🙂

I don’t think there are any rules but I think a member of the hive said she’d got their children involved to unite the family, I think that’s nice too.

Hope that helps!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am doing this for my wedding, but I don’t know the setup or the procedure to go about it.  So I would love to know this as well haha

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’ve heard of couple’s who have children having them pour sand as well, but not other family members.  But you can incorporate whoever and whatever you want into any ceremony.

DH and I were the only ones involved; our officiant said a little blurb about it while the two of us poured our sand in the vase.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are having my Dad, FI’s Mom and all 5 of our children pour small containters (probably votive-sized) then FI and I will do larger amounts.  It will represent our whole family joining up.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@tbarton:  I probably would not but my Dad is in bad health and I think FMIL would have her feelings hurt if we did include all the kids and not her (and of course my Dad.)

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We are giving everyone a cute little container (found very little containers on Ebay and put ribbon & heart rinestones on them to decorate) of sand from the beach where where will be married in their Welcome Bags, with a note asking them to send loving energy and well wishes to the grains of sand. Each guest will pour their sand in as the foundation of our sand ceremony, then we will add our own colored sand to the remaining space.

It’s your wedding. As long as the ceremony means something to you I believe you should do what you want. After all you are the ones that will have the container of sand sitting in your house forever. For us, knowing that the beach sand at the bottom is from our family and friends will mean a lot to us.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

We did a sand ceremony. We had toyed with the idea of our families/bridal party adding in sand, but in the end, it was just us. We found this awesome set on Etsy that has our names etched separately on two vessels and together on the center one. Our officiant (my brother) read a little bit about the ceremony, and DH and I got to pouring! I think it was special for the two of us, but I can understand why you would include your families. We have it displayed in our house, and I always get a warm, fuzzy feeling looking at it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did this!  Both of our moms carried a bottle up to the alter and put it by the center vase.  They didn’t pour, they just put the vases there.  (Similar to a unity candle, the moms go up to light the candles.  Instead, the moms go up to place the vases there.)  Then, my FI and I each poured sand in and then our officiant pour white sand over the top – representing God sealing our marriage.

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